The Austin Poetry (APS) was founded in 1949, and has been a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas since that time. Four members of the APS have been poets laureate of Texas, and other members have won numerous national and international prizes and been widely published. In addition to sponsoring monthly and annual poetry contests, the APS presents the Jenny Lind Porter Scholarship to a deserving Texas college student each year, hosts regular meetings, workshops and events, and periodically publishes a member anthology. For more information on the APS and all of the things it is doing to promote poetry and literature in our community, or to become a member, visit www.austinpoetrysociety.org.