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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.

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 ~
Go to Events page for more events

~ ANTHOLOGIES ~

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

By the Wishing Tree - A Canadian Poetry Anthology

Anniversary Poetry Anthology 2021


~ CURRENT CONTESTS ~
Go to Contest page for more contests

Contest Rule for Prize Winning Poems

The World Around Us 2020 - Closed Sept 30, 2020

Pandemic Poetry Contest - 2020 - Closes Nov 30, 2020

The Love-Lies-Bleeding Anthology Contest - Closes April 30, 2021

The Ultra Short Poem Competition 2021 - Closes June 30, 2021


~ AWARDS ~
Go to Awards page for more awards

Mark Gorman School Award


~ COMPLETED CONTESTS / ANTHOLOGIES ~

The Ultra Short Poem Competition 2020 - Winners

Dippity Doo Dah Poetry Chapbook Contest - March 31, 2020 - Winners

Rain on the Brain Contest -Winners

The World Around Us - Sept. 30, 2019 - Winners

The Ultra Short Poem Competition, June 30, 2019 - Winners

Golden Grassroots Contest April 30, 2019 -Winners

Awesome Onyms Poetry Contest - March 31, 2019 - Winners

The Mystical, Whimsical Poetry Chapbook Competition - Feb. 28, 2019 - 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.