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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 suggested giving levels: Life ($600 and above), Benefactor ($300-599), Patron ($150-299), Sponsor ($50-149), and Friend (Up to $49).

We appreciate your contribution, however large or small, to further our extensive programs.  To make a donation, click on the Donate button below.  Please also send an email to Bill Griffin 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 last summer.  As a result of their generosity we have been able to establish the Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellowship at Weymouth 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!