Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!
The Austin Poetry Society (APS) encourages the reading, writing, and appreciation of poetry.
Being on the board of any organization is new to me but I hope to do some good. I want to encourage members to attend more of the meetings as I am endeavoring to get us some really interesting programs and even some high powered speakers. For example our first meeting this fall will feature one of the most important figures in the Texas poetry world, Kurt Heinzelman, Professor of Poetry and Poetics at UT Austin. Everybody who can should make this meeting! (September 19 at 1:30 p.m. at Twin Oaks Library)
Also, as you may know, I have been running a second Saturday afternoon poetry series at the Round Rock library. We’ve had a lot of fine poets even in our regular open reading portion. My chief disappointment has been how few members of the APS show up even when we have featured a great poet all the way from Ireland and one of area’s nationally known poets like Carrie Fountain from St. Edwards. I hope to see more of you there. Our next one on September 12 will feature two of the APS’s finest: Carie Juettner and Judith A. Mills. So be there or be square!
— Brad Strahan