The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice

Arizona State Poetry Society

 














The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice, especially


in rural and remote areas of Arizona; we are connected to


excellent poetry and stimulated by the resonance of


other poets. Roberta L. Howard, CEO, NAVCARE 





 

OUR MISSION
The purpose of the ASPS shall be to stimulate a fine and intelligent appreciation of poetry, to encourage the writing and reading of poetry, and to further the goals of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies in securing fuller public recognition of the art of poetry.
MEMBER BENEFITS

Members Receive
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* Sandcutters, the ASPS quarterly poetry journal, which publishes winning poems from ASPS contests.
* ASPS Newsletter, news of ASPS, branches, and members.

Members Meet Other Poets

* ASPS Annual Poetry Contest include invited and open readings, workshops and more.
* ASPS Annual Fall Conferences combine speakers, open readings, panels or workshops, winning poems, and much more.
* At regular and special branch meetings throughout the state, read and hear poetry, participate in workshops, etc.
* Some branches on occasion have special brunches, programs, and events.

Benefits of Automatic Membership in The National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS)

* Strophes, quarterly bulletin of national and state news, contest listings, etc.
* Authorization to enter the NFSPS Annual National Contest(48 Categories with a single 8.00 entry fee.) (ASPS dues must be paid by January 1 of the contest year.)
* Authorization to enter the NFSPS Stevens Manuscript Contest
* Opportunity to attend the annual NFSPS National Convention.

Members May Compete in

* ASPS Annual Contest (up to 20 categories with nominal entry fees in each)
* ASPS Monthly Contests for members only (3 categories, no entry fees)
* Occasional Branch Contests

JOIN ASPS

Annual dues are $25.00 and are due January 1 of each year. Branches may also have dues of $5.00 which are also due January 1 of each year. Those who donate $10.00 or more above membership fees will be listed as Patrons of ASPS.

WHO WE ARE
The Arizona State Poetry Society welcomes all poets and friends of poetry. ASPS is a state-wide organization that has been in existence since 1965. ASPS 501(C)3 non-profit status is pending.
CONTACT US

Click on the contact address below to launch your own email server:

[email protected]

Or send us a letter at 1145 E. Kaler Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85020