Lily Holloway


Poetry Collection

AUP New Poets 8 (Auckland University Press, September 2021)

Find reviews for AUP New Poets 8 here

Poetry Shelf celebrates new books: AUP New Poets 8 (Poetry Shelf, October 2021)


No rage but in poetry (Poetry Shelf, April 2022)

All the girls who used to read Dolly have trauma now (Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems 2021)
and discussed in The Superpower of New Zealand Poetry: A Q&A With Kate Camp (Poets & Writers, April 2022)

I want our story like (Peach Mag, March 2022)

One poem (Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2022, March 2022)

Two poems (Mayhem Issue 9, December 2021)

Three poems (Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ New Zealand Writers, November 2021)

Angela fragment 96 (Compound Press Poetry Calendar 2022, November 2021)

and so I shape myself (Landfall 242, November 2021)

hopscotch (Fresh Ink Anthology, November 2021)

All the girls who used to read Dolly have trauma now (Stasis, October 2021)
and reviewed by Elizabeth Heritage here (Kete Books, December 2021)

Contents (Hills Hoist, October 2021)

Three poems (Food Court S08E02, October 2021)

National Poetry Day: All Tomorrow’s Poets (Time Out Bookstore, August 2021)

Poetry Shelf celebrates Phantom National Poetry Day with eight poets reading a poem (Poetry Shelf, August 2021)

Three poems (Starling, Issue 12)

two queers meet in a café (Writers Practice Aotearoa, August 2021)

Imagined heterosexuality with you, my ex who won’t stop calling (Cordite Poetry Review: GAME, August 2021)

Poetry Shelf Theme Season: Thirteen poems about song (Poetry Shelf, July 2021)

Tidewrack (Poetry Shelf, June 2021)

you are my night terror i hope i am yours (Aniko Press: Revolt, June 2021)

Five poems (The Mobile Library: Dictionary of Colors Issue 4, June 2021)

Poetry Shelf Theme Season: Thirteen poems about water (Poetry Shelf, May 2021)

Two poems (Landfall 241, May 2021)

Poetry Shelf Theme Season: Ten poems about dreaming (Poetry Shelf, May 2021)

as the tide (takahē 101, April 2021)

Ten poets read from Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021 (Poetry Shelf, April 2021)

Two poems (Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021, March 2021)

Two poems (Starling, Issue 11)

Shells (blackmail 44, February 2021)

Buffet (Mayhem Issue 8, November 2020)

Getting Colder (Aniko Press: Unsung, October 2020)

Sentries (The Spinoff, October 2020)

Poetry Shelf Video Lounge: Lily Holloway reads some poems (Poetry Shelf, October 2020)

Blue (Overcommunicate: Love Poems, October 2020)

Four poems (The Banyan Review, Fall 2020)

a girl’s name a headline (Midway Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3)

stocktaking during venlafaxine discontinuation (Scum, July 2020)

rimu road (Poetry Lab Shanghai, Summer 2020, and PLS Anthology Volume I)

Two Poems (Milly Magazine, May 2020)

Three Poems (Three Lamps, Spring 2019)

the bluebeard (NZPS a fine line, Summer 2019/2020)

modernity to globalisation (The Spinoff, October 2019)

24 (Mayhem Issue 7, November 2019)


The (re)Trauma of Filing a Police Report (Salty Mag, November 2021)

The Ghost in My Social Media (Newsroom, October 2021)

Waiting for Metamorphosis (The Pantograph Punch, July 2020)

Review of Lost and Somewhere Else by Jenny Bornholdt (NZPS Poetry Micro-reviews, 2020)

I wander, she holds my hand (Mayhem Issue 7, 2019)

Happily Ever After: Life After the Ring (Interesting Journal Edition 9, 2019)

Short Fiction

Lily Holloway Reads “River Axe” (Telescope Podcast, February 2021)

Auckland in 100 Words (Interesting Journal Edition 10, October 2020)

‘Dirt’, ‘My Street’, ‘Magic’ and ‘University’ (Starling, Issue 10)

Flying (Mindfood Magazine, November 2019)

Other Writing

a note from the editors (eel mag, May 2022)

Interviewed for The future of New Zealand poetry (Newsroom, February 2022)

Poetry Shelf celebrates 2021: Fifteen authors make some picks (Poetry Shelf, December 2021)

Interview with Lily Holloway (Parts 1 & 2) (The Monthly, August 2021)

Q&A with Lily Holloway (round 2!) (Aniko Press, May 2021)

Q&A with Lily Holloway (Aniko Press, September 2020)

Writing Awards

2021 University of Auckland Blues Award for Creative Writing

2021 Newsroom’s Award for Best Title for ‘All the girls who used to read Dolly have trauma now’

2020 Long-listed for the Monica Taylor Poetry Prize

2020 Highly Commended in the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize

2020 Shimon Weinroth Prize in Poetry

2020 Second Place in Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition

2020 Kendrick Smithyman Scholarship in Poetry

2020 Judges’ Selection in Given Words National Poetry Day Competition

2019 Best Poem in Given Words National Poetry Day Competition (Translated into Spanish here)

2019 Highly Commended in Divine Muses New Voices - Emerging Poets Competition

2019 Shortlisted in the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing

Editorial Work

Founding Editor for eel mag

Assistant Editor for a fine line

Executive Editor for Interesting Journal 2021

Participant in The Suburban Review’s Emerging Editors Workshop 2021

Intermittent Poetry Reader for Beyond Words 2020, 2021

Editorial board member for Beyond Queer Words: A Collection of Poems 2020

Editorial board member for Interesting Journal 2020 (Issues 10 & 11)

Performances and Events

Featured Poet for the Porirua Libraries Campaign for National Poetry Day 2021

Featured Poet for the JAFA September Qualifier, 2021

Performed at Poetry & Pyjamas (Delta Variant), August 2021

Performed at a Time Out Bookstore reading, July 2021

Performed at From Opposite Ends of the Earth (A New Zealand & Irish Poetry Exchange), June 2021

Performed at Make Your Noise, June 2021

Performed at The Open Book, April 2021

Producer and Host of A Night of Poetry, Auckland Pride 2021

Performed at Poetry & Pyjamas, March 2021


Board Member of Same Same But Different Literary Festival

Board Member of New Zealand Poetry Society

Aotearoa New Zealand Lamplight Residency recipient 2021

NZSA Mentorship recipient 2021

Guest judge for The University of Auckland Poetry Slam, 2021

Recipient of the Blackbird Foundation Protostar Grant, 2021

Database Manager for takahē literary magazine 2021

Participant in Auckland Theatre Company’s Young Writers’ Table 2019