Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947

Poetry Society of Vermont

“Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.”  A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The Poetry Society of Vermont, founded in 1947, is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society’s chapbook. Anyone may join the society, including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont. We welcome both writers and appreciative readers.


To join the society, contact membership chair, Sally Anne Reisner. Mail dues of $25 ($10 for students) to P.O. Box 1215, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Membership must be renewed annually by January 1. A list of members is available upon request.

Advantages of membership include participation in readings and workshops, opportunities to have poems published in the society’s chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour, feedback and comments on submitted poems, competition for awards, and fellowship with many appreciative readers and writers of poetry. Members receive a copy of the society’s chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour, published annually.

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The Poetry Society of Vermont holds an annual national contest open to all poets! 

  • Top poem wins $500. 
  • Five runners up win $100 each. 
  • All winners published in 2020 Mountain Troubadour. 
  • $15 entry fee. 
  • You do not need to be a member of Poetry Society of Vermont to enter and win. 
  • Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020
  • Judge Joyce Thomas

Read the full guidelines and submit at https://poetrysocietyofvermont.submittable.com/submit