Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

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

* The APS Annual Contests Results are Here! *

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to the members who were able to make it to the Awards Ceremony. To see the list of winning poems, visit our Annual Contests page.


Order an anthology!

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


The May Museletter is here!

Go to our Newsletters page to access it.


Letter from Barbara Gregg

I have been very honored to serve on the board of APS for the last several years. I’ve also had a lot of fun and met so many wonderful people in these years. I plan to retire from those active roles at the end of May although I’ll still be active in APS. The current slate of officers for the next two years has vacancies that may be calling your name. Here is a chance for you to provide your skill and energy to an organization that supports something you believe in and that needs your support.


Who Should Join APS?

* People who like to read poetry
* People who like to write poetry
* People who like to listen to poetry
* People who want to know more about poetry
* People who enjoy getting together with friendly faces once a month to read, write, learn and listen to poetry.
If this sounds like you, join us for our meeting on Saturday, October 20th at 1:30PM at the Twin Oaks Library. Our guest speaker will be Agnes Eva Savich. All are welcome. To join APS, click here!




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!