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Due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in our community: contrary to information in Strophes recently distributed with our newsletter, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies has cancelled their annual convention planned for Kansas City this June.

Please click HERE for more information and to read a letter from the NFSPS President.

Welcome to the website of the Iowa Poetry Association! Through this website and other links, we invite members of IPA and the general public to keep in touch with other poets. The Iowa Poetry Association is a non-profit organization whose sole objective is to promote interest in and appreciation for better poetry by Iowans. We hope to keep you updated of our own poetry competitions and the publication of our annual anthology, Lyrical Iowa.

The IPA newsletter is published four times a year with a message from the president, news on members of the association, news about important NFSPS events, as well as some suggestions about upcoming contests.

IPA offers two workshops each year in Des Moines, Iowa. Submissions of poetry to be critiqued are accepted as indicated. Please check guidelines under "Upcoming Workshops".

Can you help us find some older back issues of Lyrical Iowa?
We are attempting to archive our complete collection of Lyrical Iowa, but are still missing the following issues: 1946, 1951, 1955 and 1956. Please let us know if you hear/see of estate sales, libraries, individuals disposing of old issues. Please contact Maxine Carlson.

2020 Lyrical Iowa contest results (Adult and Student) are now available HERE!


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