New England Poetry Club

History

Founders PortraitsNew England Poetry Club is a professional poets association founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost and Conrad Aiken.

NEPC sponsors the oldest poetry reading series in the country, as well as workshops and numerous awards and contests. Our most famous award is The Golden Rose, one of America’s oldest and most prestigious literary prizes.

Readings take place at Harvard–Yenching Library, and a special Longfellow Summer Reading Series is hosted by Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site.

NEPC is run by volunteer officers, all of whom are professional poets who make significant contributions to the publication and advancement of poetry in New England and beyond. Members of New England Poetry Club are poets and publishers of a professional level, who live in New England or have strong ties to the region.