The Poetry Archive of New Zealand Aotearoa’s newsletter, Poetry Notes, was published quarterly from 2010 to 2017, and is now published from time to time. Issues can be downloaded as PDFs.

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Spring 2018, volume 9, issue 1 (PDF 890KB)

Doreen Price (1900-1947) by Rowan Gibbs; In memoriam: Jill Chan, 1973-2018; National Poetry Day poem: My Homage to Pinetree by Tula Regos; report: Winter Readings 2018; poetry by C.A.J. Williams; new publications by PANZA members; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2018, volume 8, issue 4 (PDF 428KB)

Rugby poetry at the NZ Rugby Museum by Mark Pirie; classic New Zealand poetry by Honor Gordon Holmes (1911-1953); Paul McCartney 2017 Auckland concert poem by Michael O’Leary; comment on the poetry of Dan Davin by Niel Wright; poetry by Mark Young (Australia/NZ); donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Spring 2017, volume 8, issue 3 (PDF 1MB)

J G Brown: An account by Mark Pirie; classic New Zealand poetry by Bessie L Heighton (1884-1959); comment on Forty Years of Titirangi Poets edited by Ron Riddell; Launch report: Karl Wolfskehl letters by Niel Wright; poetry by Damian Ruth; new publications by PANZA member; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2017, volume 8, issue 2 (PDF 1.1MB)

Christina Fulton (1838-1874) by Rowan Gibbs; National Poetry Day poem by T E L Roberts; poetic tributes to Princess Diana 20 years on; event report: Winter Readings 2017; poetry by Mary Maringikura Campbell; Selina Tusitala Marsh appointed NZ Poet Laureate; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Autumn 2017, volume 8, issue 1 (PDF 1MB)

In His Own Words: Jim Boyack (1943-2016); classic New Zealand poetry by Una Auld (1904-1965); comment on Gems of Yesteryear; recent deaths: John Clarke, John Dickson and May Iremonger; launch report: Collected Poems by Michael O’Leary; poetry by Keith Nunes; new publication by PANZA member: Boots: A Selection of Football Poetry 1890-2017; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Summer 2017, volume 7, issue 4 (PDF 1MB)

Heather McPherson (1942-2017): An Obituary by Michael O’Leary; tribute to Teresia Teaiwa (1968-2017); report on the Cohen-Dylan tribute concert in Paekakariki; poetry by Peter Bland; new publications by PANZA members; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Spring 2016, volume 7, issue 3 (PDF 735KB)

Nelson Wattie on Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (1925-2009); tributes to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen by Michael O’Leary; report on the East-West Poetry Fest by Bill Sutton; comment on Richard Berengarten by Niel Wright; poetry by David Karena-Holmes; new publications by PANZA members; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2016, volume 7, issue 2 (PDF 661KB)

Michael Duffett on K O Arvidson; in memoriam: Rore Hapiti/Rowley Habib; classic New Zealand poetry by Mina Graham Leask (1850-1929); National Poetry Day poem: Tribute to Norman Kirk by Sefulu Ioane; comment on Karl Wolfskehl by Niel Wright; poetry by Vaughan Gunson; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Autumn 2016, volume 7, issue 1 (PDF 679KB)

Michael Duffett on New Zealand in 1979; poetry by Eileen van Trigt; in memoriam: Ruth Gilbert 1917-2016; Ruth Gilbert’s The Luthier by Niel Wright; Rachel Bush 1941-2016; comment on James K Baxter’s Complete Prose; Canterbury quakes anthology; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Summer 2016, volume 6, issue 4 (PDF 420KB)

Niel Wright on W H Oliver (1925-2015); classic New Zealand poetry by E Mary Gurney (1900-1938); poetry by Hugh Isdale; comment on Robert John Palmer Bakewell (1857-1942); NZ Truth poem; research request; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Spring 2015, volume 6, issue 3 (PDF 982KB)

An interview with Patricia Prime; A history of JAAM literary magazine; National Poetry Day Poem: Carlaw Park by Francis Cloke; poetry by MaryJane Thomson; further comment on Geoffrey Pollett (1908-1937); further comment on John O’Connor (1949-2015); Paekakariki arts walk; C K Stead appointed NZ Poet Laureate; new publications by PANZA members: Lonely Earth by MaryJane Thomson; 12 Netball Poems by Mark Pirie; Livin’ ina Aucklan’ CD by Earl of Seacliff’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Michael O’Leary and others]; Poetic Fish Hooks by Niel Wright; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Winter 2015, volume 6, issue 2 (PDF 813KB)

Rowan Gibbs on Dick Harris (1885-1926); Obituary: John O’Connor (1949-2015); classic New Zealand poetry by Jean Hamilton Lennox (1909-1979); comment on Edward Skelton Garton (1864-1935); comment on Geoffrey Pollett (c1909-1937); comments on Helen Bascand and Paul Hill; new publications by PANZA members: Main Trunk Lines: Collected Railway Poems by Michael O’Leary and Reality of the Imagination by Hussein Jodu (Ali);  donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Autumn 2015, volume 6, issue 1 (PDF 565KB)

Jack Body (1944-2015) remembered; ANZAC tribute: On the Death of Col. Malone; 100 Years From Gallipoli poetry project; classic New Zealand poetry by Karen Smith (1911-2013); comment on Elizabeth Montgomery; Hilaire Kirkland project; rare George Nepia poem found; new publication by PANZA member: Tony Taylor in Conversation with John Lennon [Beatles’ New Zealand tour, 1964];  donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

Summer 2015, volume 5, issue 4 (PDF 648KB)

Niel Wright on Mark Young and Poetry as Intellectual Construct; comment on Dick Bird (1925-1984); classic New Zealand poetry by Dorothy Gard’ner (1884-1955); tribute to Les Cleveland (1921-2014); further comment on Robert J Pope by Bill Sutton and Niel Wright; new publications When Harry Met Marion by Rowan Gibbs and Poems for my Father by Mark Pirie; donate to PANZA through PayPal; recently received donations; about the Poetry Archive.

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; Polynesian Legends success; 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.

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