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 


               ASPS in the Literary Community

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University teamed up with the Open Air Market at the Phoenix Public Market to present Meet Your Literary Community, a morning of literary activities, presentations and programs held on October 6.
Bringing together nearly 50 local authors and literary organizations from all across the Phoenix Valley, the event featured numerous literary programs and activities for people to engage with the literary community, including book exchanges, local author readings, writing groups, zine workshops, poetry on demand, scavenger hunts, and more.

Arizona State Poetry Society (ASPS) was represented at the event by its president, Christy White. Christy reported that it was an excellent opportunity to meet new people and re-introduce ASPS to the community. As the morning concluded and exhibitors packed up, it was agreed that this type of event should be held again!

            ASPS 2018 Officer Election Results

The 2018 ASPS officers were 100% unanimously approved by the membership:


                                          President – Christy White

                                          Vice President – Stuart Watkins

                                          Treasurer – Eva Willis

                                          Secretary – Kris Perry


Thank you to Kris Perry for volunteering to hold the Secretary position!


Thank you to all who voted and to the new officers!

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