It's our twentieth year and we're celebrating!
To mark this 20th anniversary of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day, 20 leading Kiwi poets were asked to select one of their own poems, something they felt spoke to New Zealanders now. They also chose a poem by an emerging poet, writers they feel make essential reading for us in 2017.
The result is the 20/20 Collection – 40 poems by New Zealand poets who represent the diversity and vibrancy of talent in our contemporary national literature. The list includes Poet Laureates, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards winners, and strong new voices from recent collections and anthologies.
The 20/20 Collection will be released in batches, one each month, starting in May.
To view the poets and their poems, see our webpage here.
For full media release, including links, please download our pdf here.