The Poetry Archive of NZ Aotearoa (PANZA) now has over 5,000 titles.

Thanks to all those who have donated to the Archive over the past year.

The Poetry Archive of New Zealand catalogue has now been significantly updated to reflect new acquisitions March-May.

Recent acquisitions include donations from Graeme Lindsay (Australia), Mark Young, Wilsonville Collective, Phantom Billstickers, Alistair Paterson and a sizeable donation of around 300 titles from John Quilter, Quilters Bookshop. Dr Michael O’Leary’s publication of Dr Tony Taylor’s 1964 New Zealand conversations with John Lennon has also been received and includes O’Leary’s poem tribute to Lennon.

The Archive began in February 2010 with around 3,000 titles and has grown substantially in the past year. PANZA would particularly like to thank Auckland poet, editor and novelist Alistair Paterson, Wellington poet/publisher Mark Pirie, Wellington publisher Roger Steele, Cecilia Johnson and the late New Zealand anthologist, poet and memoirist Harvey McQueen for their sizeable contributions to the fast-growing collection.

A full list of donations is listed in each issue of Poetry Notes, the PANZA newsletter.