New Mexico State Poetry Society


Sandia Crest by Bill Pearson

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 (see form below) and $5 for students 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 four Chapters. Contacts are:

  • Albuquerque Chapter (Albuquerque Area)
    Chandra Bales, Chairperson ? 505-255-1742;

  • Rio Grande Valencia Poets (Belen and Los Lunas Area)
    Bernadette Perez, Chairperson ? 505-865-5605;

  • High Prairie Poets Chapter (Roswell Area)
    Chuck Russell, Chairperson- 575-627-6014;

  • Rio Abajo Poets Chapter (Socorro area)
    Barbara DuBois, Chairperson ? 575-835-3437;

For further information, please contact


phone (home)


phone (cell)

e-mail address


Mail application form and $20.00 membership fee for the annual term of November 1-October 31. (Dues for 2nd Quarter sign-ups, February 1-October 31, are $15; 3rd quarter, May 1-October 31 are $10; and 4th quarter, August 1-October 31, are $5) made payable to NMSPS to:

    P.O. Box 1352
    Los Lunas, NM 87031

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