The Tower Poetry Society (TPS) is a non-profit organization established to promote poetry and encourage poets. TPS publishes two volumes of TOWER POETRY each year, Summer and Winter issues. Monthly meetings feature poetry workshops at the Westdale Hamilton Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario, at which time members and guests can present their work for peer comment.
TPS was established in 1951, and is the oldest poetry workshop group in North America. In the early years, meetings were held in the Tower Room at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. The small group held workshops and published a little chapbook of members’ works once a year. The little chapbook has evolved into a 40-page poetry book that, since 1975, has been published twice a year and now features works from poets around the English-speaking world. TPS regularly receives over 300 submissions annually; poets in Britain, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, and the United States have become regular contributors, and Canadian poets continue to be well represented. Sixty-plus years of publishing poetry – that’s quite an accomplishment! A complete history of the TPS is available from the archives at https://towerpoetry.ca/poetryplus.
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27 Legend Court,
P.O. Box 10148,
Ancaster ON L9K 1P3
President: Jennifer Dunlop
Past President: Gaiyle Connolly
First VP Meetings & Events: Nancy McMartin
Second VP Communications: Nicola Schneider
Editor-in-Chief: G.W. Down
Secretary: Rhoda Hassmann
Treasurer: Ed Woods
Circulation Manager: Ed Woods
Counsellor at Large: Trudi Down
Counsellor at Large: Fran Figge
View the organization’s Constitution: TPS Constitution