On joining the SoA, poets automatically become members of our Poetry and Spoken Word Group (PSWG) and receive all PSWG mailings.
PSWG is run by an elected committee and a professional secretary from the SoA. We welcome new and existing SoA members. Please email Lily Levinson if you would like to get involved.
"The moment I knew that I had grown up as a writer was when I joined the SoA.
From that point on I'd see myself as a professional author; it was not a hobby or a sideline. I was part of a world of working writers who, however different in genre, earning power, or experience, all share certain challenges, and need to share our know-how, in an increasingly challenging economy.
If that seems like a bold step for a poet ... well, that's why it is all the more necessary."
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