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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 bi-annual newsletter, includes members’ poems,
articles on the craft, contests, markets, member news, chapbook reviews,
event information, plus a whole lot more. Deadline for the June issue is April 15th.

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.


Get to know us
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~ CURRENT EVENTS ~

The Spring Into Poetry Gathering, Saturday April 15th, 2023 from 2-4 p.m.

Go to the Events page for more details

Ellen S. Jaffe Dedication
~ ANTHOLOGIES ~

The Alchemy of Tears - A Canadian Poetry Anthology

The EnCompass Anthology Series - Discontinued


~ CURRENT CONTESTS ~
Go to Contest page for more contests

Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

Across The Universe Contest - Closes January 31, 2023

The $1000 Ellen S. Jaffe Humanist Award for Poetry - Closes March 15, 2023

The World Around Us 2022 - Closes March 31, 2023

The Spring Peepers Poetry Competition - Closes May 31, 2023

The Ultra Short Poem Competition - Closes July 31, 2023

Translating the Cosmos Poetry Competition - Closes September 30, 2023

Found Poetry Anthology Contest - Closes November 15, 2023


~ AWARDS ~
David Brydges - TOPS Poet Emissary
Go to Awards page for more awards


~ COMPLETED CONTESTS / ANTHOLOGIES ~

The Provoked-By-Places Contest - Winners

The Ghastly Gruesome Poetry Contest - 2022 - Winners

The Ultra Short Poem Competition - 2022 - Winners

The Members' Only Postage Stamp Contest - 2022 - Winners

The Love Lies Bleeding Contest - 2022 - Winners

The Spring Peepers Poetry Competition - 2022 - Winners

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




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.