The Secret Poetry Project

DO YOU HAVE A SECRET? Secret Poetry Project

Secret Poetry Project Poster

Do you have a secret superpower, a secret place, a secret friend or a secret name?

Write a poem on the theme of SECRETS.  

Send your poem to by 1st Dec 2016. Include your name, age and contact details.

The best 40 poems will be published in an anthology: The Secret Book of Poetry.  
Selection will be announced by Jan 15.  We will celebrate with a book launch and poetry reading in early 2017

To pre-order the book please email

Open to NZ residents aged 17 and under.  You can submit up to 3 poems. 

For more information please visit: or

* Please note that poems may be used in marketing and promotional activities during and after the competition.


A great poem creates a strong image in the reader’s head. Think about what you want your audience to see, hear, feel smell etc.  Add some precise details to make your poem really come alive. Remember, a poem doesn’t have to rhyme.

Choose a secret name from one of the word tickets in this picture and write a poem about it.

Or try one of these starters…

My secret name is…
Tomorrow my name will be…
Yesterday my name was….

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