New Mexico State Poetry Society



For application instructions, click here.

PURPOSE: The New Mexico State Poetry Society (NMSPS) promotes the writing and enjoyment of poetry and is affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS), which encourages poetry nationally through various activities including an annual summer convention.

MEMBERSHIP: Membership in NMSPS is open to anyone interested in poetry. Dues are $20.00 per year for adults or sustaining members/organizations, $10 for students, and $5 for youth 18 and under.

Membership benefits in the New Mexico State Society include:

  • Membership in the NFSPS, including Strophes, the quarterly national publication.
  • The quarterly NMSPS publication, Language of Enchantment, as well as occasional information about upcoming events.
  • Privileges such as reduced rates for certain contests.
  • An opportunity to list member's personal books or chapbooks, along with a contact phone number or email, on the website.

NMSPS currently has seven chapters. Chairpersons are:

  • Albuquerque Chapter (Albuquerque Area)
    Scott Wiggerman, Chair: (505) 433-4437

  • Rio Grande Valencia Poets (Belen and Los Lunas Area)
    Dante Berry, Chair: (505) 864-4231

  • High Prairie Poets Chapter (Roswell Area)
    Robert Reynolds, Chair: (575) 623-8658

  • Southwest Speaks Chapter (ABQ area, slam and spoken word emphasis)
    Zach Kluckman, Chair: 505) 985-9708

  • Santa Fe Poetry Trails Chapter (Santa Fe Area)
    Debbi Brody, Chair: (505) 603-5930

  • Enchanted Mesa Chapter (Tucumcari Area)
    Gregg Howard, Chair: (575) 265-8985

  • 4 Corners Poets Chapter (Farmington)
    Irene Hamilton, Chair: (505) 598-5593

  • River Poets Chapter (Silver City)
    Elise Stuart, Cahir: (575) 956-5038

To send email to chapter chairs or other NMSPS members, go to our Contact Us page.


How to Join

Fill out the online Member Application & Resource Survey form.


Print/Fill out the NMSPS membership application PDF found here:  
Fill out the editable NMSPS Member Resource Survey found here:  

You can either pay your member dues online (see below) or make out a check or money order to NMSPS and mail to:

    P.O. Box 21825
    Albuquerque, NM, 87154


If you are unable to use the PDF membership form above, try printing out this Word document. If this version does not work for you, email

Membership Dues

Annual dues (November 1— October 31st) are $20* for adults, $10* for students, and $5* for youth 18 and under).


The NMSPS newsletter is available to members online. Print copies are sent to those members without Internet access for free. If you have access to the online newsletter but still want to receive a print copy, please let us know.

You can pay your dues online!

Students: Type your educational institution into the text box.
Youth: Type your age (18 or under) into the text box.

Student Institution/Youth Age:
*Payments made through PayPal include a small processing fee.

Contact the Treasurer at if you have any questions.

Updated July 2017

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