Welcome to the Austin Poetry Society!

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

The December Museletter is here!

Go to our Newsletters page to access it.


Thank you to Alan Birkelbach for a great November meeting!

We had a great meeting on Saturday at the University Hills Library. Alan Birkelbach read several of his engaging poems, talked about his involvement with the Words of Preservation project, and led the group in a workshop on “friction poems” called “Hyperion to a Satyr,” as well as giving advice about the publishing industry. It was a full presentation! Thank you so much to Alan and to those members who were able to attend. See you again on December 16th at the Yarborough Library!



Would you like to sponsor one of the APS Annual Contests?

If so, please send the following information to austinpoetrysociety@gmail.com by December 15, 2017:

* Your Name
* The title of your contest
* Dedication (if any)
* The subject of the poems (if any)
* The specifications of the poems (form, line length, etc.)
* Prizes (how much money you will award to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place)

Name: Jane Smith
Title: The Mary Smith Memorial Award
Dedication: In memory of my grandmother, Mary Smith
Subject: Family
Specifications: Any form, 28 lines or less
Prizes: 1st place = $50, 2nd place = $30, 3rd place = $20

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!