Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

The Austin Poetry Society (APS) encourages the reading, writing, and appreciation of poetry.

The April Museletter is here!

Go to our Newsletters page to access it.


The APS March and April monthly meetings have been cancelled due to the safety of our speaker and attendees. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish everyone safety and good health.


A Message From The Austin Poetry Society:

Dear Poets and Friends,


Many of you are curious about the status of APS and our upcoming meeting schedule. We are too. Unfortunately, we are all in a bit of a waiting game right now. All Austin Public Libraries are closed until March 29th. Whether they will reopen after that or close for longer is unknown at this time. APS has not currently cancelled its April or May meetings, but we are keeping an eye on the city’s situation and will cancel if necessary. The health and safety of our members is our number one concern.


However, the Annual Contests will still be held regardless of whether or not we can meet in person to celebrate the winners. If our May meeting is cancelled, we will announce the results online. So, please, send us your poems! Fear and hope and uncertainty can all be great writing fodder. What better way to spend these unexpected hours at home? Entries are due by April 1st. Visit our contest page for details: http://www.austinpoetrysociety.org/annual-contests/. If you are not a current member of APS, there is still time to join. http://www.austinpoetrysociety.org/join-the-aps/


If you have any questions, please email austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com.


We wish you peace and good health,

The APS Board




The Annual Contests are OPEN!

 Visit our Contests page for guidelines.


Order an anthology!

Click here to order a copy of Best Austin Poetry 2017-2018 for only $1.75!



After several years as president, Barbara Gregg has resigned from the APS board. The position is currently vacant. If you or someone you know is interested in working with the Austin Poetry Society to organize meetings & events, plan contests, and promote poetry in the Austin community, please email us at austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com.





Don’t forget to renew your membership!

All APS memberships expire in May of each year, so now is the perfect time to renew. We’ll be starting up the meetings and monthly contests again this fall, and you don’t want to miss out! To renew your membership or join for the first time, visit our Join the APS page. You can submit your application online or print a copy and mail it in. We hope to see you all again this September!

April 2016 APS meeting

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Annual Contests!

Download the list of winners here: 2018ContestResults

Share Your Photos!

If you have pictures from our Annual Awards Ceremony or any of our recent meetings that you would like to post to our Gallery page, email the files to austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com. If you did not take the photos yourself, please tell us who did so we can give proper credit. Thanks!



If you are a member of the Austin Poetry Society and would like to volunteer, please email us at austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com. We are currently looking for a treasurer, as well as people to chair various committees. Let us know if you can help!