Best New Zealand Poems 2021
Fleur Adcock: 'The Teacher's Wife' was published in The Mermaid’s Purse, Te Herenga Waka University Press (formerly VUP), February 2021.
Nick Ascroft: 'Great-grandad Rants about "Current Affairs"' was published in Skinny Dip, Massey University Press Annual Ink Imprint, September 2021.
Serie Barford: 'Eating flowers' was published in Sleeping with Stones, Anahera Press, July 2021.
Emma Barnes: 'Ohio' was published in I Am in Bed With You, Auckland University Press, March 2021.
Nikki-Lee Birdsey: 'The Spell' was published in Stasis Issue 2, 5 November 2021.
Danny Bultitude: 'What I Learnt from Aotea College's Forensic Science Class' was published in The Spinoff Friday Poem , 2 July 2021.
Sam Duckor-Jones: 'True Stories' was published in Party Legend, Te Herenga Waka University Press (formerly VUP), June 2021.
Alison Glenny: 'Footnotes to a history of the reliquary' was published in Bird Collector, Compound Press, June 2021.
Gus Goldsack: 'Park, Night' was published in The Spinoff Friday Poem, 10 September 2021.
Tim Grgec: 'Lyall Bay, 1959' was published in All Tito's Children, Te Herenga Waka University Press (formerly VUP), August 2021.
Dinah Hawken: 'A small woman returning in a blue urn' was published in Sea-light, Te Herenga Waka University Press (formerly VUP), August 2021.
Lily Holloway: 'All the girls who used to read Dolly have trauma now' was published in Stasis Issue 2, 27 October 2021.
Ash Davida Jane: 'haircut' was published in How to Live with Mammals, Te Herenga Waka University Press (formerly VUP), April 2021.
Pippi Jean: '11.11pm' was published in Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021, Massey University Press, March 2021.
Anne Kennedy: 'Flood Monologue' was published in The Sea Walks Into a Wall, Auckland University Press, October 2021.
Wes Lee: 'The Terrific Beating of My Heart' was published in Mayhem Issue 9, The Never Press Project, December 2021.
Mary Macpherson: 'Stroke' was published in The Spinoff Friday Poem, 25 June 2021.
Alice Miller: 'After the Catastrophe' was published in What Fire, Liverpool University Press Pavilion Poetry Imprint, April 2021.
Joanna Preston: 'Nightfall' was published in tumble, Otago University Press, November 2021.
Harry Ricketts: 'Bits and pieces #3' was published in Selected Poems, Te Herenga Waka University Press (formerly VUP), June 2021.
Tim Saunders: 'Devoir' was published in Landfall 241, Otago University Press, May 2021.
Ruby Solly: 'Tuatoru' from 'Wairaki' was published in Tōku Pāpā, Te Herenga Waka University Press (formerly VUP), June 2021.
Tim Upperton: 'Roadside trees' was published in More Favourable Waters: Aotearoa poets respond to Dante’s Purgatory (ed. Marco Sonzogni and Timothy Smith), The Cuba Press, March 2021.
Bryan Walpert: 'Infinities' was published in Brass Band to Follow, Otago University Press, May 2021.
John Weir: 'The Tour' was published in Sparks among the Stubble, Cold Hub Press, September 2021.
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