Image of 2019 editor Hera Lindsay Bird

THE EDITOR

Introduction

Hera Lindsay Bird introduces her selection of the best 25 poems published in 2019, each chosen for ‘the best possible reason; I loved them and wanted to.’ Read on >

 

THE POEMS

2019

Explore editor Hera Lindsay Bird’s picks of the New Zealand poetry published in 2019, and discover compelling new voices alongside established poets at the top of their game. Read on >

AUDIO

Poets read

Poetry is meant to be heard. Listen to the poet’s voice in this selection of audio recordings showcasing poems from the current and previous issues of Best New Zealand Poems. ​Listen >