Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

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

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What a year it’s been… Let’s celebrate!

The 2015-2016 APS year is coming to a close. It’s been a good one, filled with lots of great poetry, lots of amazing guest speakers, and lots of new names in our roster and faces at our meetings. Now it’s time to celebrate! We have one more meeting before we take a break for the summer, and it’s a good one. Our May meeting is our Annual Awards Celebration. We’ll meet at The North Door (501 Brushy St., Austin, TX 78702) on Saturday, May 28th from 2:30* to 5:30PM where we’ll celebrate the year and announce the winners of the Annual Contests. First, second, and third place poets will be announced, and first place poets will be asked to get up and read their poems. (Greg Silver will read the poems for winners who are not present.) The North Door has a full bar and sells pizza, so come enjoy an afternoon of food, drink, poetry, and merriment.

This is also a great time to renew your membership! Per our by-laws, all memberships expire in May, regardless of when you joined, so get a jump start on the 2016-2017 year and go ahead and renew now.

We hope to see everyone on May 28th! APS would be nothing without our poets. We look forward to celebrating with you.

* Note: This is a change from what was previously posted on the website. The event will begin at 2:30PM, not 3:00PM.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Own a Piece of APS Poetry!

In 2012, the Austin Poetry Society teamed up with Capital Metro to host the Poetry With Wheels contest. Poets submitted their poems, and the winning entries were published in Capital Metro buses in Austin. The bus placards were designed by Christine Gilbert and all are unique, inspiring works of art.

The Poetry With Wheels contest is over, and most of the poems have been removed from the buses, but the APS has extra copies of some of the beautiful placards, and we would like to offer them to YOU for a small donation. These poetic pieces of art would look great in a home, office, library, or classroom. They are 28 inches wide and 11 inches tall and made of thick cardboard.

For details about how to own one of these winning poems, CLICK HERE.

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APS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

If you are a member of the Austin Poetry Society and would like to volunteer to serve on the board, please email us at austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com. We are currently looking for a treasurer, a newsletter editor, and one at-large board member. If you would like to help out but can’t commit to a board position, we always need volunteers to serve on our committees as well. Let us know if you can help!