THE EDITOR

Introduction

Chris Tse introduces his selection of the best 25 poems by Aotearoa poets published in 2023, poems that are 'mirrors reflecting back a multitude of worlds and experiences’.
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THE POEMS

2023

Explore editor and Poet Laureate Chris Tse’s pick of Aotearoa poetry published in 2023, 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 >