This award  recognises an outstanding New Zealand poet, who receives $80,000 and is supported by the National Library to concentrate on their own work, take part in literary events, and utilise the Poet Laureate blog. Nominations close on 11 August, and the new Laureate will be announced on National Poetry Day, Friday 25 August 2017. Further information and a nomination form here

'I started to feel very guilty, as though I’d perpetrated a crime, a rort' - Stephanie Johnson

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