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 


2018 ASPS Annual Poetry Contest Winners            Announced

ASPS President Christy White announced the winners of the 2018 ASPS Annual Poetry Contests at a luncheon in Sun City on January 19. The winning poets in each of six separate contests were named and their poems were read for the luncheon's attendees.
Among the readers of the winning poems was Rosemarie Dombrowski, the Poet Laureate of Phoenix, who attended the luncheon, gave a reading of her own poetry, and updated the audience on her activities as the inaugural Phoenix Poet Laureate.
The 2018 Sandcutters anthology of monthly contest winners was also unveiled and will be mailed to all ASPS members who were not at the luncheon. Thanks and appreciation go to Paul Callahan for again producing a beautiful anthology that all members will be proud to own.
See the entire list of winners on the NEWS page.

             Tucson Poetry Society Announces
                2019 Poetry Workshop Series
                       See the NEWS page for details on how to participate!

                     ASPS 2019 Officers

                                           The 2019 ASPS officers are:


                                          President – Christy White

                                          Vice President – Stuart Watkins

                                          Treasurer – (acting) Christy White

                                          Secretary – (open)


We need additional ASPS members to step forward and help the Society continue to grow and thrive. If you can help by being the 2019 Treasurer or Secretary, or would like to find out more about the duties of these roles, please contact Christy White at [email protected] or call 480-677-0000, You do not need to reside in the Phoenix area to fill these positions.

Thank you for considering to serve your fellow ASPS poets!


To view the most recent Monthly Contest

Winners, visit the NEWS page.

To purchase previous issues of Sandcutters, visit the WEB STORE page.

Visit the SANDCUTTERS page for the 2019 Contests "Monthly Subjects".

Members who have paid their annual dues are eligible to submit poems to our monthly contests. To read the guidelines, click here:

or visit the SANDCUTTERS page.


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If you wish to join any of our Branches, please contact that branch as their dues may range from $5 to $10 per year.

Please note that being a website member is not the same as being a member of the Arizona State Poetry Society.