Best New Zealand Poems 2001

Edited and introduced by Iain Sharp

For a small country, New Zealand is host to a surprisingly large number of first-rate poets. This has been true since the 1930s, but New Zealand poetry has never been in stronger shape than it is today. Dozens of writers, of all ages, are producing worthwhile work. The aim of this site is to showcase some of it. We’re not saying that every New Zealand poem worth considering from 2001 can be found here. Heaven forbid! We’re just opening up possibilities for further investigation. This is a little window display, not the whole shop. Read on >