Illinois State Poetry Society - This organization is expanding their efforts to encourage both new and accomplished poets to improve their craft. Membership and annual contests are open to persons from outside as well as inside the state.
Just Buffalo Literary Center - A literary support center in Buffalo, NY
Kentucky State Poetry Society - For those who appreciate poetry. You do not need to be from KY to join.
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College - This New Jersey mecca for all things poetry sponsors readings, prizes, workshops, publications, and a neverending agenda of events
Poets & Patrons of Chicago - Has fostered the craft of poetry for over half a century. It sponsors regularly scheduled workshops, as well as an annual contest
Wick Poetry Center - Located in Kent, Ohio. Promotes opportunities for emerging and established poets and poetry audiences locally, regionally, and nationally -