Arts Literature Poetry Organizations
The category is for poetry organizations. A poetry organization is comprised of a membership of more than one individual and exists to promote poets and poetry. It is further defined as: 1. Having a verifiable membership 2. Having a scheduled meeting or online forum for the poets to gather in. 3. Having a way for the poets to promote themselves and their work. 4. Offering activities that promote the art of poetry whether it be readings, an e-zine, books, workshops, festivals, or other related activities. (exceptions: websites that offer an e-zine or e-zine like format should post their sites in Arts/Literature/Poetry/Magazines and E-zines)

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The Academy of American Poets
An organization with a national membership in the United States, that supports American poets at all stages of their careers. Provides an information database on recognized contemporary poets, their educational and promotional programs, and events.
Alabama State Poetry Society
Sponsors contests, guest readings, workshops and other activities.
Albany Poets, Inc.
A not-for-profit organization whose goal is to promote the poets and poetry of upstate New York. Features mission statement, poet profiles, videos and store. Albany, New York, United States.
Arizona State Poetry Society
The ASPS strives to make poetry accessible to all through workshops and events for all ages. Mission, member benefits and branches details. Arizona, United States.
The Austin Poetry Society
Austin affiliate of the Poetry Society of Texas and National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Contests, programs, newsletter and outreach information.
Australian Poetry
Promotes and supports Australian poets and poetry. Includes board and staff details, programs, events, how to join, and resources. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Back Room Poets
A membership society in Oxford, England, BRP holds workshops and open mic and guest readings.
California State Poetry Society
To promote poetry and art in California.
Columbine Poets of Colorado, Inc.
A poetry society to promote the writing and appreciation of poetry across Colorado.
Community Arts Partnership
Championing community arts, offering support and collaboration with community groups, schools, artists, arts centres and other organizations. Includes history, projects, news and events. Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Connecticut Poetry Society
Statewide membership association sponsors annual poetry contests, publishes a national journal and a members-only anthology, conducts critique groups, workshops, readings, and lectures. Based in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States.
Dallas Poets Community
An organization devoted to the craft, creation, and performance of poetry in North Texas. Information on events and membership. Dallas, Texas, United States.
Denton Poets' Assembly
A non-profit, free, public organization that meets monthly to share poetry. Contains information on events, contests and blog. Denton, Texas, United States.
East Valley Poets
A branch of the Arizona State Poetry Society in Tempe that welcomes poets of all ages. Dedicated to studying all forms of poetry and developing writing skills. Contains meeting details, news and activities. Tempe, Arizona, United States.
Federal Poets
Holds monthly meetings to read and discuss members' work and publishes a bi-annual anthology. Based in the Washington, DC. area.
Federation of Poets
An online international organization dedicated to the promotion of poets, poetry and organizations. Burbank, California, United States.
Florida State Poets Association, Inc.
Securing public recognition of the art of poetry. Providing opportunities and incentives for writing, reading and the enjoyment of poetry.
Friendly Street Poets
Provides a supportive venue for live performance poetry. Also publishes collections of South Australian poetry. Adelaide, Australia.
Georgia Poetry Society
Features membership, contest and events information, and member news, meeting schedules, publications details. Alpharetta, Georgia, United States.
Gulf Coast Poets
A chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas, meets monthly in Webster, Texas. Includes events, meeting handouts and membership details.
Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)
Community-based not-for-profit arts organization in Howard County, Maryland, that produces readings and other literary events for the general public, including students, seniors, and ethnic audiences.
Illinois State Poetry Society
Posting bimonthly editions of poetry written by members. All ISPS members are invited to submit a poem each two-month period.
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
A non-profit organization dedicated to the creative process and preservation of poetry.
Inland Empire Poets
A poetry workshop for poets serious about improving their craft. Contains information on meetings and the workshop process. Riverside, California, United States.
Iowa Poetry Association
A non-profit organization to promote interest in and appreciation for better poetry by Iowans.
The Kent and Sussex Poetry Society
Information about the Society's open poetry competition, monthly poetry readings, workshops, retreats and other events. Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom.
Kentucky State Poetry Society
Supports poetry locally and regionally through adult and student poetry contests and the publication of a poetry journal.
League of Minnesota Poets
Five regional chapters for Minnesota poetry consciousness and poets.
Louisiana State Poetry Society
Contests, meetings, links and member chapters.
Maine Poets Society
An organization of Maine writers actively engaged in creating, encouraging and sharing poetry
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
Publishes a newsletter to keep members informed as to what is happening in the field of poetry.
Mississippi Poetry Society
Fosters interest in poetry writing and provides an opportunity to recognize individual creative efforts through meetings, contests and festivals.
Missouri State Poetry Society
News, contests, workshops and local chapters.
Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program
The program promotes a sense of accomplishment and pride among students, artists, and citizens who compete for the position of Montgomery County Poet laureate. It benefits the county by building a long-term infrastructure for literary advancement. Hatfield, Pennsylvania, United States.
Mother's Hen
Community-based organization established to promote the spoken word in the San Francisco Bay area through publications, open mikes and slams. San Francisco, California, United States.
The National Association for Poetry Therapy
Information about poetry as therapy, the Poetry Therapy Foundation, membership, training and education, and informative publications. Based in Louisville, Colorado, United States, but membership is open to all those who wish to promote growth and healing through language, symbol and story.
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies
The society works independently of, and with member state poetry societies to promote poetry and poets. The site provides information about state poetry societies, sponsored poetry competitions and its convention. United States.
New Mexico State Poetry Society
An organization to foster the appreciation and creation of poetry throughout the State of New Mexico.
The Ohio Poetry Association
Originally the Verse Writers’ Guild of Ohio, supporter of Ohio Poetry Day. Chapters sponsor student poetry contests, including school competitions. Includes membership information and events. Columbus, Ohio, United States.
Olympia Poetry Network
Nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to increasing literary awareness and appreciation of poetry for those living at the south end of Puget Sound. Olympia, Washington, United States.
The Ontario Poetry Society
Support and encouragement for all aspects of poetry including writing, performing and publishing. There are branches throughout Ontario, and auxiliary branches located in Edmonton, Alberta and Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada.
Oregon Poetry Association
Welcomes all poets, regardless of publishing history, academic background, and writing experience. Portland, Oregon, United States.
Pennsylvania Poetry Society
Recognition and better appreciation for poetry and to assist Pennsylvania poets in their craft.
Poems and Pints at the Lorelei
Meets at The Lorelei Hotel, Esplanade Avenue. Evenings are informal and all those with an interest in poetry are welcome to attend. Contains meeting information and directions. Porthcawl, Bridgend, United Kingdom.
Poetic Research Bureau
A non-profit collective situated in the Glendale area of northeast Los Angeles. It hosts a reading series for visiting poets and writers. California, United States.
An educational nonprofit. Guild (tooling traditional poetics and beyond), Association (members' endeavors to general public), Fraternity (interpretation gatherings), and Foundation (poetic writes literacy honored).
Poetry Foundation Ghana
Publisher of Poetry Ink, working to make poetry a major art form and to preserve poetry in all forms. Kumasi, Ghana.
Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann
The national organization for poetry in Ireland, serving all 32 counties. Contains staff list, news, and resources. Based in Dublin, Ireland.
The Poetry Society
Arts organization representing British poetry both nationally and internationally, with a mission to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry. Publications, advice, funding and education. London, United Kingdom.
Poetry Society of America
Non-profit organization devoted to fostering and promoting poetry. Contains membership details, mission statement and news. New York, New York, United States.
Poetry Society of Michigan
Provides workshops, contests and opportunities to be published in two annual editions of their literary journal. Meetings are held twice each year.
Poetry Society of Oklahoma
To encourage members in knowledge, skill, writing and reading of poetry.
Poetry Society of Oklahoma
Mission is to encourage members in improving knowledge and skill in writing and reading of poetry. Site offers membership information, poetry contests and events. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.
The Poetry Society of Tennessee
A statewide organization sponsoring contests, readings, workshops and other activities designed to help members and enhance the enjoyment of poetry. The Memphis chapter is also on this site.
Poetry Society of Texas
Founded to promote public recognition of the art of poetry, and encourage writing of poetry by Texans. Offers outreach program, education and publication opportunities, fellowship and support to members. Contains information about membership, events, programs and contests, and list of member chapters in the state. Garland, Texas, United States.
The Poetry Society of Virginia
Encourages excellence in the writing and appreciation of poetry by sponsoring writing contests, reading contests, workshops, open readings and guest readers at meetings throughout the state. Virginia, United States.
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas
Dedicated to the study of poetry. Encourages poets in the art and promotes an appreciation of poetry in the state of Arkansas.
New Jersey poetry events, news, poetry and profiles. United States.
The Red Room Company
Aims to create, produce and distribute poetry, by new and emerging Australian writers, to the public, in unusual ways. Sydney, Australia.
The Sheppey and Sittingbourne Writer's Group
Promoting the work of young and older poets. News of events, competitions, new writing and a meeting place for Swale writers. based on the Isle of Sheppey, Sheerness, United Kingdom.
South Dakota State Poetry Society
To encourage poets and poem reading in South Dakota.
Suffolk Poetry Society
Offers numerous events, mostly in the county of Suffolk; an annual poetry competition, a postal portfolio group, in which members share and critique their poems. Includes membership information, poetry, books for sale and photographs. Suffolk, United Kingdom.
UNESCO: 21 March - World Poetry Day
The declaration of World Poetry Day, March 21. Documentary heritage information.
Utah State Poetry Society
Contests, events and publications for state poets.
Utmost Christian Writers
A nonprofit organization that offers support, encouragement and resources specific to poets, contests (many free of charge), market lists and instructional articles. Focus is on Christian poetry. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Whatcom Poetry Series
The Poet As Art program offers free readings featuring distinguished Pacific Northwest poets, workshops and a contest. Features board of directors list and how to donate. Bellingham, Washington, United States.
An organization of people who write poetry for publication and/ or as a hobby. Based in Wyoming, US.

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