|Schools and movements|
Cavalier • Metaphysical
|Country and region|
English poetry • Scottish poetry
New Zealand poetry, like all poetry, is influenced by time and place and has been through a number of changes. Poetry has been part of New Zealand culture since before European settlement in the form of Maori sung poems or waiata.
The first colonial Pakeha poetry was also predominantly sung poetry. Initially colonial poetry had a preoccupation with British themes.
New Zealand poetry developed a strong local voice from the 1950s, and has now become a "polyphony" of traditionally marginalised voices. 
- Main article: Wellington Group
The Wellington Group or Wellington School was a group of New Zealand poets who worked and lived in and around Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, in the 1950s and 1960s. In part, it was a reaction to Allen Curnow's dictum of localism in NZ poetry, emphasizing cosmopolitanism, but both the Wellington Group and Curnow liked to use some degree of Māori symbolism.
- ↑ Green, P., & Ricketts, H. (2010). 99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry. Auckland: Random House.
- New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
- New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre
- New Zealand Book Council
- New Zealand Literature File
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