Archive for November, 2010

The 2011 Robert Burns Poetry Competition is open for business, and what better time than now to pour yourself a wee dram, say a thing or two in Scottish, and get writing. Details and entry forms here. Advertisements


Award-winning poet Michael Harlow will join Poetic Justice as guest reader at our next Open Mic night on Monday, 13 December. Harlow was the 2009 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago and was a 2010 finalist in the Poetry category at the New Zealand Post Book Awards. More details to come, but for now, […]


Check this out if you’re up in Christchurch over the next couple of weeks. POETRY READINGS/WRITERS IN PERFORMANCE AT GAP FILLER Gap Filler will see temporary creative projects set up on gap sites in our beautiful Christchurch City that are standing vacant since the earthquake. The first site is on Colombo St near Salisbury, where […]


Liz Breslin took Poetic Justice on tour last Wednesday, appearing as featured reader at the the Open Mic Night at the Robbie Burns Pub in Dunedin. The locals were impressed and we’re hoping a few of them will pay us a visit in Wanaka soon. Annabel and Laura went along as Liz’s roadies and read […]


Thanks to everyone who came along and shared their protest poems at the Poetic (in)Justice Open Mic Night. We had everything from war poems to James K Baxter’s commentary on mixed flatting.  It was moving, thought-provoking and, at times, funny, and it all helped us highlight International PEN Day of the Imprisoned Writer. Read more about PEN […]


If you happen to be in the Edinburgh of the South this week, join us on Wednesday, November 17 at the Robbie Burns Pub on George Street, Dunedin. Our very own Liz Breslin will be the featured reader at the Open Mic session, and she’d love some home town support.


Been a while since you had the chance to stick it to the man? Come along on Monday, 15 November for our Poetic (in)Justice Open Mic night. Readers are invited to read their favourite protest poem – any era, and topic, any author. Go on, get the crowd fired up! This will be followed by […]