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Our Mission Statement: To provide a poetry-friendly place for everyone.

Membership in TOPS

carries many benefits which include:

Verse Afire our tri-annual newsletter, includes members’ poems,
articles on the craft, contests, markets, member news, chapbook reviews,
event information, plus a whole lot more.

TOPS hosts poetry reading events around the province,
contests, poetry anthology projects and lots of opportunities
to meet and get to know more about your fellow poets.


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~ CURRENT EVENTS ~
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Poetry in Caledon - April 27, 2014

Vaughan Poet's Circle - April 12, 2014
Bathurst Clark Library - Thornhill, ON


The Springtime Poetry Soiree - Cobourg - Sunday May 18, 2014

World is Wild Festival - June 7, 2014

Poetry Stratford - Aug. 24, 2014

Autumn Harvest Poetry Gathering - Ottawa - Sunday Oct. 5, 2014

Winter Warmup Poetry Gathering - Oakville, Sunday Nov. 16, 2014

~ ANTHOLOGIES ~

The EnCompass Anthology Series - Read about EnCompass I, II & III

Scarlet Thistles Poetry Anthology - March 31, 2014 - Closed

~ CURRENT CONTESTS ~
Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest - April 11, 2014

Arborealis Prize for Poetry Contest - April 30, 2014

The Saving Bannister Contest - May 31, 2014

The Sparkle & Shine Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest - June 30, 2014

Food for Thought Contest - Sept. 30, 2014

The Ultra Short Poem Competition - Oct. 2014

Open Heart 9 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2014

The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Contest - July 31, 2015

~ COMPLETED CONTESTS / ANTHOLOGIES ~

The Shades of Imagery Poetry Contest - Jan. 2014 < Winners List

Open Heart 8 Poetry Competition - Dec. 25, 2013 < Winners List

The Ultra Short Poem Competition - Oct. 30, 2013 > Winners List

The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Contest - 2013 > Winners List

The Sparkle and Shine Contest - 2013 > Winners List

Lemon Tradewinds - Annual Anthology for 2013 < Closed

Double Your Pleasure Poetry Contest - 2013 >Winners List

Open Heart 7 - 2012 > Winners List

The Ultra Short Poem Contest - 2012 >Winners List

The Much Ado About Peculiar Poetry Contest - 2012 >Winners List

The Arborealis Prize for Poetry Contest - 2012 > Winners List

Winsome Words Poetry Contest - 2012 - Closed - Winners List

ROPEDANCER - Annual Anthology for 2012 - Closed

2012 Winner - Ted Plantos Memorial Award - Ruth Latta

And The Envelope Please Poetry Contest Winners

Open Heart 6, 2011 Contest Winners

2011 Winner - Ted Plantos Memorial Award - Benjamin Hackman

To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme, That Is Your Choice Poetry Contest - 2011 > Winners

Spirit Eyes and Fireflies - A Canadian Poetry Anthology - 2011
The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Award - 2011 > Winners

Emerging From the Shadows - 2011 > Winners

2010 Winner - Ted Plantos Memorial Award - Mark D. Dunn

The I.B. Iskov Make-A-Chapbook Foundation - 2010 Recipient - Don Stabler

I.B. Iskov Receives Honorary Life Membership in TOPS
Bunny Iskov Wins Rave Award
TOPS Member Opens Writer's Retreat


Platinum Poet Tree Series
Perfect Bound Books by Beret Days Press


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The Ontario Poetry Society Mandate
The Ontario Poetry Society was founded to create a democratic organization
for members to unite in camaraderie, friendship, emotional support and
encouragement in all aspects of poetry, including writing, performing and publishing.