Membership in the Worcester County Poetry Association is open to anyone who appreciates poetry and wishes to support the vibrant central Massachusetts poetry community.  The WCPA has seven membership categories. 

All membership categories include a subscription to The Worcester Review, all WCPA mailings including broadsides, calendars and The Issue, and free submission to the WCPA Annual Poetry Contest.  Membership needs to be renewed on an annual basis.

As a volunteer organization, WCPA welcomes active member participation in operations, programming and governance.

We appreciate your support!


Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

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The Worcester County Poetry Association has established two endowment funds managed by
The Greater Worcester Community Foundation.:

The Worcester Review Endowment Fund supports publication of The Worcester Review.

Worcester County Poetry Association Founders Fund supports general programming.

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Become a member of the WCPA today via our online store.  If you'd rather mail in
your membership please download the membership flyer and mail it to the
Worcester County Poetry Association, PO Box 804, Worcester, MA  01613.

Individual Membership  $30   Full membership.

Student, Senior, Low Income  $12   Full membership at a courtesy discount.

WCPA Friend  $50  Full membership which provides additional support for general operations.

WCPA Patron  $75  Full membership with acknowledgement on TWR Patrons page.

WCPA Benefactor  $150  Full membership with acknowledgement on TWR Benefactors page.

WCPA Sponsor  $250  Full membership and acknowledged co-sponsorship of poetry event.

WCPA Endower  $1000  Full membership, acknowledgement in TWR and the Association's undying gratitude!

The WCPA has established 4 endowment funds managed by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.  
More information on the funds can be found on our Endowments page.



The WCPA also has two internal funds that are used to suppport annual events. 

WCPA Annual Poetry Contest Fund

The WCPA has received a generous donation from the O'Hara Family to ensure the continuation
of the annual poetry contest in the name of poet Frank O'Hara.
In 2010 the contest was officially renamed the Frank O'Hara Prize.

Contributions to the fund should be payable to the Worcester County Poetry Association.
Please indicate Annual Contest Fund on the memo line.

College Poetry Competition Fund

The Worcester County Poetry Association inaugurated the College Poetry Competition in 2008 to encourage and recognize the next generation of poets. The finalists, who are nominated by faculty and administrators at colleges in Worcester County, compete for two available awards: the Poetry Manuscript Prize and the Poetry Performance Prize.
This fund, established in 2009 with a donation by Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, ensures the continuation of the program.

Contributions to the fund should be payable to the Worcester County Poetry Association.
Please indicate College Poetry Fund on the memo line.

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