The North Carolina Poetry Society is an all-volunteer organization that seeks to support poets throughout the state; to nurture new poets of all ages; to provide readings, workshops, and other poetry-related activities in all regions; and to increase the presence of poetry as an art form in public awareness and civic institutions. Membership dues alone cannot support these high-minded goals, so we encourage you to support the Poetry Society in whatever ways you find meaningful. Here are some areas for you to consider for financial support:
Endowment of the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series
Support for Poetry Out Loud and other programs in the schools
Sponsorship to help bring guest poets from out of state
Support for publications and our two book awards
Here are our lyric-themed giving levels: Epic ($1,000 or more), Ode ($700-999), Sestina ($400-699), Sonnet ($100-399), and Haiku ($50-99). We appreciate your contribution, however large or small, to further our extensive programs. To make a donation, click on the Donate button below. Even better, send an email to ncpsdonations(at)gmail.com and indicate your preference for how we can make best use of your contribution.
Special thanks to our recent donors in memory of Susan Laughter Meyers, beloved former NCPS president who passed away unexpectedly earlier this summer. Thus far we have received donations from: Jim & Peggy Abernathy, Anonymous, Eliza Burton, Sara Claytor, Gill Griffin, Janice Sullivan, Robert L. Sullivan, and Judy and Mark Wright. We also received a foundational donation from Susan’s husband, Ishmael (“Blue”) Meyers. Thanks to their generosity we are establishing the Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellowship to perpetuate her memory and extend her support of the creative arts for years to come. If you would like to contribute in Susan’s memory, click on the Donate button below and and designate your gift accordingly.
We have received substantial donations in memory of Bob Collins by Martha and B.E. Martin, and in memory of Katie Barnes by A. Stancil and Barbara P. Barnes, Rebecca Godwin, and Janet Wood. We are grateful for their generosity and for the opportunity to honor each poet’s legacy.
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you!