Poetry is not a luxury, it is a necessary part of the creativity of every day.
The poetry of Piet Nieuwland acknowledges and reflects his ancestry of farmers, cheese makers, artists, mathematicians, musicians and linguists.
Piet reads poetry in all sorts of places; arts festivals, beaches, public meetings, libraries, restaurants, hui, art galleries, conferences, hilltops, and bars and cafes and particularly enjoys seeing the response. His poems have been published in print and online in Mattoid, Snafu, Takahe, Trout, Spin, Tounge in Your Ear, Live Lines, Take Flight, Blue Note Review, Poetry New Zealand and Landfall. His self-published limited editions booklets (50-100) often feature a unique picture or design on the cover of each copy. He co-edits Fast Fibres 2, a compilation of Northland poetry. His poetry has also been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.