Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

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

Happy New Year
from the Austin Poetry Society!

The February Museletter is here!

Go to our Newsletters page to access it.


This Month’s Contest Cancelled

Unfortunately, the APS January/February Monthly Contest has been cancelled. According to our bylaws, contests must have a minimum of five entries to be judged, and this round did not meet that requirement. Poems submitted will be returned to the poets, and no winners will be announced this round. Please submit to our next contest in March! Any current APS member can enter, and winners receive cash prizes as well as publication for first place. Details can be found here. The Annual Contests are also open, with entries due April 1st. Lots of opportunities for success! Don’t miss your chance.


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!