The Poetry Archive of New Zealand Aotearoa’s newsletter, Poetry Notes, is published quarterly. Issues can be downloaded as PDFs.

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Spring 2014, volume 5, issue 3 (PDF 296KB)

Mark Pirie on Marieda Batten (1875-1933); classic New Zealand poetry by Noeline Gannaway; comment on Travis Wilson (1924-1983); National Poetry Day poem: Jean Batten by H S Gipps (1865?-1944); tribute to Warren Dibble (1931-2014); comment on Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page; launch report: World Cup football poetry; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2014,  volume 5, issue 2 (PDF 268KB)

Niel Wright on George Bouzaid (1856-1933); classic New Zealand poetry by Jim Tocker (1920-2008); business poetry in New Zealand by Mark Pirie; Manchester United vs Auckland 1967 in verse; bibliography of Ellesmere Guardian verse 1921-1922; new publication: Fallen Grace by MaryJane Thomson; tribute to Hilary Baxter (1949-2013); further comment on Donald H Lea; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Autumn 2014, volume 5, issue 1 (PDF 361KB)

Michael O’Leary on A. Stanley Sherratt (1891-1977); report on the Hawke’s Bay Poetry conference by Bill Sutton; comment on John Gallas by Mark Pirie; classic New Zealand poetry from New Zealand Farmer 1937-65; Joan of Arc sonnet found; Colin Meads rugby poem found; comment on Harvey McQueen; new publications by PANZA member and launch report; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Summer 2014, volume 4, issue 4 (PDF 262 KB)

Rowan Gibbs on Kowhai Gold (1930 NZ poetry anthology); Obituary: Trevor Reeves 1940-2013; classic New Zealand poetry by Alice Mackenzie (1873-1963); comment on Yilma Tafere Tasew by Dr Teresia Teaiwa; comment on Lawrence Inch (1904-1991) by Niel Wright; comment on Martin Wilson (aka Rakamamao 1924-1980) by Mark Pirie; comment on the John O’London Literary Club, Wellington (1937-1941); National Poetry Day poem 2013: The Wreck of the Wairarapa by John Henry Dillon 1897; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Spring 2013, volume 4, issue 3 (PDF 196KB)

Niel Wright on Kate Gerard (1855-1934); classic New Zealand poetry by James H Sutherland (1925-1994); an account of the First World War poet Donald H Lea (1879?-1960) by Mark Pirie; a tribute to S G August; comment on William Taylor (1894-1991); comment on H Farrington by Mark Pirie; comment on Chapbook; Vincent O’Sullivan appointed NZ Poet Laureate; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2013, volume 4, issue 2 (PDF 202KB)

Mark Pirie on James H Elliott (1879-1955); classic New Zealand poetry by John J Gallagher (1843?-1931); comment on W S Marris by Niel Wright; obituary: Sarah Broom by Dr Jack Ross; a tribute to Helen Longford; comment on Angus McMaster (1908-1976); comment on the Tuapeka Times; further comment on George Clarke; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Autumn 2013, volume 4, issue 1 (PDF 301KB)

Michael O’Leary on early Māori women poets and waiata; classic New Zealand poetry by Marie R Randle (1856-1947); The Ladies’ Guide to Cricket by A Lover of Both c1883; comment on George Clarke; comment on the Stratford Evening Post; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Summer 2013, volume 3, issue 4 (PDF 271KB)

Rowan Gibbs on W W Robinson; classic New Zealand poetry by O E Hugo (1855?-1915); comment on Richard A Singer by Niel Wright; Poetry Archive road trip: Hawke’s Bay; Robert J Pope book launch report; new publication by PANZA member: Wednesday’s Women by Dr Michael O’Leary; NZ publication of Cameron La Follette’s poetry; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Spring 2012, volume 3, issue 3 (PDF 189KB)

Mark Pirie on The Old Clay Patch (Victoria College) anthology; classic New Zealand poetry by Rev. J H Haslam (1874-1969); new publication of Robert J Pope’s poetry; comment by Niel Wright on Louis Johnson and Robert J Pope; comment on Tiki Cootes; new publication by PANZA member: Old Hat: A Book of Triolets by Mark Pirie; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2012, volume 3, issue 2 (PDF 118KB)

Niel Wright on the poetry of Esma North; classic New Zealand poetry by George E Dewar (1891?-1969); children’s author Margaret Mahy dies; new publication of Ivy Gibbs’ poems; new publication by PANZA member: ARTIST: Artworks and words by Michael O’Leary; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Autumn 2012, volume 3, issue 1 (PDF 142KB)

Mark Pirie on Jessie Pope’s ANZAC poems; Dr Michael O’Leary on Esma North and Marjory Lydia Nicholls; classic New Zealand poetry by M A J (Mary Anne Josephine) Wall (1868-1918); noted poet K O Arvidson dies; comment on Kevin Lawson by David McGill; obituary: Cyril Childs; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Summer 2012, volume 2, issue 4 (PDF 247KB)

Mark Pirie on Don Bradman’s 1932 New Zealand visit and poems; classic New Zealand poetry by Bill O’Reilly (1898-1959); music review: Fagan and the People, Admiral of the Narrow Seas; New Zealand poetry donations made to the Poetry Library, London; new release by PANZA member: Out of It by Michael O’Leary; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Spring 2011, volume 2, issue 3 (PDF 210KB)

Niel Wright on Maoriland poet C W (Charles Woodhouse) Grace, 1862-1946; classic New Zealand poetry by Ernest L Eyre; comment on Ernest L Eyre and Rex Hunter; historic rugby poems found for Rugby World Cup 2011; Ian Wedde appointed NZ Poet Laureate; Dame Christine Cole Catley dies; new releases by PANZA members; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2011, volume 2, issue 2 (PDF 262KB)

Niel Wright on two classic NZ poets: Kate Gerard and Ernest L Eyre; Obituary: David Mitchell; tributes to David Mitchell by Michael O’Leary and Ron Riddell; classic New Zealand Poetry by Reginald (Rex) Hunter; American-born NZ busker and poet John d’Estaing Adams (aka ‘Kenny’) dies (includes 3 of his poems transcribed); comment on the Alistair Te Ariki Campbell Exhibition – Cook Islands by L E Scott; Dunedin poet Larry Matthews dies; NZ poetry donations made to the Poetry Library, London; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Autumn 2011, volume 2, issue 1 (PDF 249KB)

Mark Pirie on the Alistair Te Ariki Campbell Exhibition; poem-tributes to Alistair Campbell by Mark Pirie and L E Scott; classic New Zealand poetry by John Barr; young New Zealand poet Rhys Brookbanks dies; donation from the family of Marie Weldon Parker; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Summer 2011, volume 1, issue 4 (PDF 165KB)

Tim Jones interviews Kerry Popplewell; classic New Zealand poetry by Marjory Nicholls; Poetry Archive depositor Harvey McQueen dies; eulogies for Harvey McQueen by Ian Wedde, Mark Pirie and Vincent O’Sullivan; comment by Fiona Kidman on Harvey McQueen’s These I Have Loved and Ron Riddell on a poetry gathering at Jerusalem on the Wanganui River; PANZA member reviewed in America; new publication by PANZA member: These I Have Loved: My Favourite New Zealand Poems: an anthology edited by Harvey McQueen; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Spring 2010, volume 1, issue 3 (PDF 121KB)

Mark Pirie on J H E Schroder’s New Zealand cricket poems; Rail poems by John Maclennan, classic New Zealand poetry by Walter Charman; Niel Wright on Mark Pirie as Romantic satirist; new publication by PANZA member: ‘A Tingling Catch': A Century of New Zealand Cricket Poems 1864-2009: an anthology edited by Mark Pirie; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2010, volume 1, issue 2 (PDF 147KB)

Niel Wright on John Liddell Kelly’s Heine translations; Poetry Archive opening and book launch, including Nelson Wattie’s launch speech; Georg Trakl translations by Nelson Wattie; classic New Zealand poetry by Ronald Castle; comment by Ivan Bootham on Michele Leggott’s Mirabile Dictu and Michael O’Leary’s Toku Tinihanga; new publication by PANZA: Rail Poems of New Zealand Aotearoa: an anthology edited by Mark Pirie; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Autumn 2010, volume 1, issue 1 (PDF 124KB)

Mark Pirie on Robert J. Pope; UK poet Anthony Rudolf’s visit; poetry by American poet Cameron La Follette; new publication by PANZA member: The Pop Artist’s Garland: Selected Poems 1952-2009 by F W N (Niel) Wright; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.