As one of the largest poetry organizations in the world, the International Society of Poets want to personally inform you about the many tangible benefits that Membership provides when you become a member. But perhaps more importantly, you'll be joining fellow poets from more than 60 different nations in the largest poetry organization in the world, an organization dedicated to recognizing, awarding, and promoting the poetic talent of our members and an organization anyone can be proud of!
There are two levels of membership, and we are positive one will fit your poetic needs. Whatever membership category you choose, we look forward to your participation in our organization for many years to come. The brochure lists the two different levels of membership and the benefits of each level.
Noted for our charitable contributions and our accomplishments in furthering poetic endeavors, the International Society of Poets maintains a reputation for bringing poetry to more people and to more nations than any other organization in the world.
Whether you write poetry for the satisfaction it gives you, or as a personal way to record your innermost feelings, or as a hobby, through your membership you and your poetry will be recognized by thousands of people from all over the world. It's a great feeling to know they are interested in you, and that your poetry is being read and enjoyed by others. In fact, by joining the International Society of Poets as a member, you and your poetry will receive worldwide recognition from many different nations.
You'll even have the opportunity to meet and share your poetry with other members. As a member, you will get a personal invitation to our yearly convention, which is world-renowned for bringing together poets of all ages and nationalities who share a common love of poetry. These exciting, fun, and educational events are full of camaraderie, warm friendship, and mutual admiration for our poetic endeavors.
At our conventions, our members have had the opportunity to meet and discuss poetry with former Chancellor of Academy of American Poets David Wagoner, Poet Laureate Fleda Brown, Mellon Poetry Prize Winner Herbert Woodward Martin, and Pulitzer Prize Winner W.D. Snodgrass. We've been entertained by such acts as Johnny Cash, John Denver, the Smothers Brothers, and Tony Orlando just to name a few . . . not to mention the largest single cash prize of $20,000.00 awarded to an amateur poet.
Over the last ten years, our organization has awarded over $1 million dollars. As a member, you will have a chance to win your share of these cash prizes. Whether you write structured poetry or free verse, you'll find these contests to be exciting and rewarding events. You'll be invited to participate in exclusive contests for members only and winners are published in the internationally distributed magazine, Poetry Today.
Our award-winning magazine, Poetry Today, with its new design and format, is included with each membership. Our magazine covers a lot of what's going on in poetry in the United States and around the world. In each magazine, there is a special emphasis on you and other members. There are contest announcements and results, members' poetry prominently displayed in our publication, coverage of what's happening in the lives of our members, the craft of writing poetry, and many other special features. Poetry Today is also your key to finding out about our members-only contests, what types of poems judges look for, and how to improve your craft of writing and chances of winning.
Join the International Society of Poets and you'll become one of the recognized leaders of your craft. Your friends, family, and colleagues will look to you as an example of experience, vision, and accomplishment in the poetic world. Your society will look to you for your unique perspective as expressed through your poetry. I'm sure we'll soon be seeing you and your poetry featured in Poetry Today.
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