About 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.
We believe all voices have value and deserve to be heard. Our membership is open to anyone. We provide scholarships to our annual membership for anyone who requests it - no questions asked.
As a member, you have access to FREE workshops from respected poets who are leaders in their field. Elsewhere, these same workshops require an investment in the hundreds of dollars, some are even over a grand. The Nebraska Poetry Society's mission is to bridge the gap of opportunity and make poetry accessible to all.
Join us. Find your voice, tell your story, we want to hear it.
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 make the art of learning to write, publish and enjoy poetry accessible to everyone. We provide opportunities for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to explore and learn. We host monthly, virtual events for beginners and professionals while providing opportunities to learn, grow, and gain feedback on your writing. Our publications highlight new, emerging voices and established Nebraska poets.
Our workshops and other poetry sessions are virtual to allow for equal opportunity and a safe environment for people from all over to attend. Any live events will be held in Nebraska. 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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The Nebraska Poetry Society is a non-profit 501c3 organization.