About Nebraska Poetry Society

Nebraska Poetry Society

The Nebraska Poetry Society is a diverse group dedicated to the art of poetry.  We learn, we write, we share, we read, we have fun. 

Our membership is open to anyone. Most events are virtual to allow for equal opportunity.  Any live events will be held in Nebraska.

We are a chapter of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS), but we operate independently.  This gives us access to multiple opportunities to publish, win poetry contests and learn about our craft.

The NFSPS holds an annual convention for all members and sponsors fifty annual poetry contests with cash prizes totaling over $6,000, including a grand prize of $1,000. It also sponsors the Stevens Manuscript contest for a collection of poems by one poet, with a cash prize of $1,000 plus publication, the BlackBerry Peach Poetry Awards, with total cash prizes of  $1,750.00, plus publication, and the College Undergraduate Poetry competition, which awards two $500 prizes, plus publication.  The Encores anthology also contains winners of the national poetry contests.  

The goal of the Nebraska Poetry Society is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to explore poetry.  We host events for beginners and professionals while providing opportunities to explore, learn and gain feedback on your writing.  

The majority of our events are virtual, providing a safe environment for people from all over to attend. We honor diversity and respect all views that do not hinder or hurt any other person or group. 

We host free monthly and weekly member events with opportunities to discuss poetry forms, provide inspirational writing time, participate in feedback sessions and more.


We regularly host workshops by the leaders in the field of poetry.  These workshops are as varied as the leaders and poets are so there is something for everyone. Most events are free, or at a reduced rate, to members. 

Membership is free to youth and students.  

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