Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

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

The October Museletter is here!

Go to our Newsletters page to access it.


Highlights from the September Meeting

from our President, Barbara Gregg:

“Presentation for our first meeting this fall was given by Nathan Brown who has been the spark behind the wonderful set of programs we had last year. Nathan is also a singer/songwriter/poet lately from Wimberley and is currently finishing the final books of two trilogies he plans to complete in 2017. His stories captivated the audience with the sheer fun of watching him tell them and often have a specific message either about writing poetry or songs or just living. In the process of reading some of his poems he also shared his experiences in ways that highlighted the techniques that he’s developed over the years that enabled his publication of 12 poetry books (add the 6 he’ll publish this year that will be 17).

At the outset of the program, Kaye Abikalhed, APS representative to the Poetry Society of Texas described her summer efforts to collect donations by selling copies of her poetry books at the New World Deli programs hosted by Linda Marie Cossa on the last Thursday of each month. These programs spotlight featured poets from APS and other poetry groups around Austin and also supports an open mic after the features. As a result of the efforts of Kaye and Linda Marie a $46 donation was presented to APS during the meeting.

We were happy to see 4 new faces at their first society meeting. Welcome Preston, Hal, Jesse and Izzy. Our next meeting on Saturday, October 21, 1:30 – 3:30will feature Jena Kirkpatrick. It will be at the North Village Library – 2505 Steck Ave. Hope to see you there.




Send us your Poetic Insights!

Where do you find poetic inspiration? Who first introduced you to poetry? How has poetry changed your life? Do you have a funny poetic anecdote to share? APS is looking for short, poetry-related insights to post on our website homepage each month. If you’re interested in providing a snippet of poetic prose, email us at austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com. Blurbs should be 200-300 words long and accompanied by a photo of you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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!