Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

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

* The APS Annual Contests are OPEN! *

The deadline to enter is April 1, 2019. You must be a current APS member to submit. For details, visit our contest page. Please read all guidelines carefully.

Good luck!

NOTE: Contest #13 (the “Aging is Not for Sissies Award”) is not open this year. It was added to the list by mistake. Please do not submit to this contest. Sorry!

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The March Museletter is here!

Go to our Newsletters page to access it.

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Monthly Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the APS January/February monthly contests! A big thanks to our judge this month, Judith Austin Mills. Here are the results…

General Verse (Judge’s Choice):
1st place: Thursday morning, no haiku by Mike Jones
2nd place: The Conductor by Barbara Blanks 
3rd place: Peace Stands Firm by Ailana Larson

General Verse (Popular Vote):
1st Place: Thursday morning, no haiku by Mike Jones
Tie for 2nd & 3rd Place between The Conductor by Barbara Blanks and Peace Stands Firm by Ailana Larson

Light Verse (Judge’s Choice):
1st place: For $60 an Hour You Should Know This by Mike Jones
2nd place: I Can’t Write Limericks Either by Barbara Blanks
3rd place: Lightning Showed Me the Way by Ailana Larson

Light Verse (Popular Vote):
1st Place: Thin by Benjamin Nash
Tie for 2nd & 3rd Place between For $60 an Hour You Should Know This by Mike Jones and Lightning Showed Me the Way by Ailana Larson

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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!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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!

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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!

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APS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

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!