Nebraska Poetry Events

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We are setting up Poetry Slam's across the state for Spring 2023 and need volunteers across the state. Help us make it happen and contact us today!
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We're thinking Valentine, NE, we're thinking September 2023, we're thinking we need volunteers to help make it happen. Contact us to volunteer
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Nebraska has talented poets and we want to highlight them.

The first Tuesday of every month, we feature a different Nebraska poet to read their work and discuss their literary journey

All of our events are virtual to provide a safe environment for people to join from anywhere in the world. 

Anyone can attend the reading series, free.

If you are a published poet, from Nebraska, or currently living in Nebraska, we would like to feature you also. Your work does not need to be recently published, nor traditionally published. Please contact us so we can add you to our schedule. 

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Coming Soon!
  • 1st Place: $500

  • 2nd Place: $250

  • 3rd Place: $100

  • Honorable Mentions: Up to 20 poems will be selected as honorable mentions.

All winners and honorable mentions will be published on the Nebraska Poetry Society’s online publication, "Prize Poetry"

Previous Guest Judge: Matt Mason

Matt Mason is the Nebraska State Poet and Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective. He runs poetry programming for the State Department, working in Nepal, Romania, Botswana and Belarus. Mason is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the author of "Things We Don’t Know We Don’t Know,” "The Baby That Ate Cincinnati," and "I Have A Poem The Size of the Moon."

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We have some of the best workshops for you to grow your writing skills.

Because we believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn poetry, our workshops are the most affordable and accessible to everyone.

Our workshops are led by leaders in the field of poetry. They are published and/or established poetry teachers.

All of our workshops are free with an annual donation of $35. 

Students, minors and anyone who currently isn't comfortable with the minimum donation amount, is given a free membership with no questions asked.

All of our workshops are virtual to provide a safe environment for people to join from anywhere in the world. 

If you would like to lead a workshop, we would like to talk with you. We do believe in paying our teaching artists. Contact us to discuss options and details

Nebraska Poetry Society

Help us make quality programming accessible to all and promote

our local poets with your charitable donation.

The Nebraska Poetry Society is a non-profit 501c3 organization.