Who We Are
WyoPoets is an organization of persons who write poetry for publication and/or as a hobby. Although most of our members are in Wyoming, we have several members located in neighboring states and other areas of the country. Our mission is to provide a base for mutual help and inspiration by encouraging interest in poetry throughout the state of Wyoming. This can be achieved by writing, publishing, studying, and sharing poetry in its many forms. WyoPoets is a 501(c)(3) organization as well as the Wyoming branch of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (www.nfsps.com).
Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest Is Now Open
Learn more on the contest page.
Introducing our 2021 Spring Workshop Presenter, Dr. Norma Clark Wilson
Our 2021 WyoPoets Spring Workshop will be held on April 23-24 with Dr. Norma Clark Wilson as our presenter.
In this video, Norma reads two poems from her latest book, Continuity.
Registration will open early in 2021, but you can mark your calendars now. Learn more on our Workshop page.
Donate to WyoPoets
If you would like your donation directed to a specific purpose, such as our general scholarship fund or our Underrepresented Poets scholarship fund, please email Treasurer Karen Call at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate how you would like your donation directed.
WyoPoets Board Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Passed unanimously by the combined 2019-20 and 2020-21 Board Members of WyoPoets on June 18, 2020
WyoPoets’ outgoing and incoming Boards of Directors stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The boards resist racism and bigotry in all its forms. There is no place in our nation’s communities, including arts organizations like WyoPoets, for racist policies, practices, or accommodations. The Boards have collectively begun reflecting on WyoPoets’ history and its future to identify organizational blind spots or other shortcomings in promoting a diverse community of poets in this state. We have begun to discuss scholarships and other opportunities we might provide, and we will be seeking conversations with members and organizations across the State that can inform our understanding of racism and bigotry in Wyoming. We seek to be a source of support and fellowship for diverse voices in keeping with the WyoPoets’ mission which “is to provide a base for mutual help and inspiration by encouraging interest in poetry throughout the state of Wyoming.”