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About IPA

The Iowa Poetry Association is a non-profit organization whose sole objective is to promote interest in and appreciation for better poetry by Iowans. Each year, IPA offers two workshops in the Des Moines area, where poems are critiqued by eminent teachers, editors or publishers. In addition, the IPA LIVE! online program of monthly mini-workshops and readings brings poetry learning and reading opportunities to IPA members across the state. The quarterly newsletter connects members to important updates and events, as does our Iowa Poetry Association Facebook group. Membership is open to any individual or group with an Iowa address.

We are an affiliate society of The Academy of American Poets and The National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc.


To read IPA's Constitution and Bylaws (revised Jan 2019), click here.

Contact us by E-mail at ipa@iowapoetry.com


The executive board members are currently as follows:

Standing Committee Chairpersons:

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