As light into water by Piet Nieuwland available now

My new book of poetry published January 2021 by Cyberwit

Creative Conservation 2021 - available from all good bookshops in Aotearoa/NZ

Take Flight 2021 available from bookshops in Northland and

Make you smile at Convention of Physiongonmy and Mugshots HANGAR GALLERY 2020

In the morning of birds and enigmas Together with your black lashes

NZ Given Words 2020

OTOLITHS Autumn 2020

In exponential times

We enter the

Kia tupato


Sky Island Journal #11

Beneath the Silence of Light 

And light of the wind

A wake of water in water under shadows of fog

An innocent path along the ultimate coast

Reordering language to trace cartographies of myth

With nothing between your hair and the rainstorms of May

Between night and distant sparks of fish

With a rose in the garden and a star on the door

Singing a song of song


Catalyst 16 Wireless Compassion

When the sky is eclipsed

By powdery blues that drip and gurgle

Into immense expanses that go and go and go

On incrementally slow steps to the edge of night

Slips over its phosphorescent cloak

Heats tension slowly drips off the horizons edge

Enough to lie on the bed undressed, a viscous

Suspension of stars framed by a window grid

Sails of curtains on dreams edge

And emeralds that glow ecstatic from memories

Undergrowth marked by a path of puriri crosses

Their madrigals of black moths

Filaments that swallow evening in instants

With sweet etcetera’s of night wind

Antarctic Poetry Exhibition

The melting sky

Antarctic Poetry Exhibition opening Dunedin Public Library

About Piet Nieuwland

Poetry is not a luxury, it is a necessary part of the creativity of every day.  


Piet Nieuwland has poems and flash fiction appear in numerous print and online journals published in New Zealand, Australia, United States of America, Canada, India and Germany.


He is a performance poet, edits Fast Fibres Poetry and lives near Whangarei.


In a previous life he worked as a conservation strategist for Te Papa Atawhai in Aotearoa/New Zealand 


He welcomes email contact at