New Zealand Poet Laureate Award
The award of Poet Laureate celebrates outstanding contributions to New Zealand poetry. For a two-year period, the Laureate is supported by the National Library of New Zealand to create new work and promote poetry throughout the country.
The Laureate is an accomplished and highly regarded poet who can speak on behalf of New Zealand poetry, and to its readers.
The current Poet Laureate is C. K. Stead.
The value of the New Zealand Poet Laureate Award is $100,000 over the two-year period. The Laureate receives $80,000 (before tax), with the balance held by the National Library to cover the cost of the Laureate’s tokotoko, events, promotion and related activities.
Nominations are closed
Nominations for the next Poet Laureate will open in mid 2017.
Feature image by Julia Brooke-White.