Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

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

The August Museletter is here!

Go to our Newsletters page to access it.

Results of the APS Annual Awards are in!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Annual Awards Ceremony today at the Yarborough Branch Library. It was a wonderful crowd. And CONGRATULATIONS to all the poets who won awards!
Below is a list of the first, second, and third place winners for each contest, as well as any honorable mentions. Download a pdf version of the results here: 2018ContestResults




The results for the March/April Monthly Contest are finally here! We apologize for the delay.

Elzy Cogswell was the judge for this contest. The winners are as follows:
General Verse:
1st Place = “Ghosts” by LaVern Spencer McCarthy
2nd Place = “Dangerous Opportunity” by Ailana Larson
3rd Place = “Guitar Boy” by Carie Juettner
Light Verse:
1st Place = “Uneducated Visitor” by Von S. Bourland
2nd Place = “An Errant Thought” by LaVern Spencer McCarthy
3rd Place = “Potatoe Sack Athlete” by Greg Silver
(There are no popular results for this contest, as there were not enough people at the April meeting to vote.)

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

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!