Our purpose at the Pennsylvania Poetry Society is to secure fuller recognition for poetry, to foster a better appreciation of it and to assist Pennsylvania poets in their craft.


We have two annual meetings a year: the Fall Luncheon and the Spring Awards Luncheon. The times and places are announced in The Sylvan newsletter.

Membership Benefits

Upon becoming a member, you will receive The Sylvan newsletter and STROPHES four times a year as well as Prize Poems annually. Your contest wins and new books will be announced in The Sylvan. You may enter PPS and NFSPS contests at reduced entry fees. You will be able to attend all luncheon workshops at no cost and will be eligible for the members' free critiquing service. You will also delight in the camaraderie of creative, enthusiastic fellow poets.