Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

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



The results are in! Congratulations to the winners of the Annual Contests! Download a complete list of the contest results here: APS_AnnualAwards2020_RESULTS

If you would like to watch the announcement of the winning poems and hear the first place poems read aloud, watch the recording of our Zoom meeting.

Thank you to everyone who submitted!


An Important Message From The Austin Poetry Society:

Dear APS Members and Friends,

We invite you to attend our Annual Awards Celebration this Saturday, May 16th, at 1:30PM, via Zoom. The first, second, and third place poems will be announced, and the first place poems will be read aloud.

We regret to inform you that unless a new board of directors steps up to take over the organization and maintenance of APS by June 1, 2020, the society will no longer continue to operate. After more than 70 years of activity, the organization will disband. The 2019-2020 anthology will be our last one.

If you are interested in taking over leadership of APS, please email austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com and we will connect you with others who are interested in keeping the society going.