Tower Poetry Society
Promoting poetry since 1951
When established at McMaster University in 1951, the members would meet in a room in the “Tower”, which is part of University Hall. Hence, the members decided that the name of the organization would be The Tower Poetry Society. Little did those early members know that the TPS would expand to include non-university members and hold its monthly meetings in other venues within the Hamilton community. In 2021, TPS will celebrate 70 years of promoting and publishing poetry. The Society is Canada’s oldest continuously operating poetry group.
“Tower Milestones” Launch
Your Anniversary Committee is excited to announce another special event in honour of the 70th Anniversary – the new history book of Tower Poetry Society. Written by TPS member and past archivist Roy Adams, the book highlights important dates and events of the Society’s past seven decades. Every TPS member is entitled to receive one complimentary copy.
The launch will be held IN PERSON at The Gasworks on Sunday, November 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gasworks is located at 141 Park St. North, Hamilton www.parkstgasworks.com (Parking available on-site and on-street.) Full details found here, on our Events page. We encourage every member to mark this date and join in the festivities.
Many thanks to our Anniversary Committee for all they have done for Tower Poetry’s 70th year celebrations:
Gaiyle Connolly, Committee Chair
Jennifer Dunlop, TPS President
THE TWIN COMMITMENTS OF TPS:
TOWER POETRY, published twice annually, receives open submissions during February and August.
Monthly poetry workshops are held at Westdale Public Library
in Hamilton, Ontario.
In 2014 the TPS Website was overhauled and simplified which meant that many aspects of the old site could not be continued. Our historical (archived) Poetry & Information website towerpoetry.ca/poetryplus contains a wealth of information, history, poetry and commentary.