Dear Poetry Society Member,
I'm writing to let you know that, for the first time in over a decade, we will be increasing our basic, student, and supporter membership dues by a small amount in 2015. In these ten years, the number of poetry events we present has soared (to nearly 60 each year!) and the scope of Poetry in Motion has increased significantly. The moderate increases in membership dues—$5 for students, $10 for Members and Supporters—will underwrite these thriving programs, particularly the beloved Poetry in Motion. The new rates will go into effect on January 1, 2015.
To thank you for your support of the Poetry Society, we would like to offer you the chance to extend your membership by an extra year at our current rates. In other words, no matter when your membership expires, if you purchase an additional year's membership on our website before the end of 2014, we will add one year to your membership's current expiration date.
As a member, your dues contribute to our building a larger and more diverse audience for poetry, encouraging a deeper appreciation of the vitality and breadth of poetry in the cultural conversation, supporting poets through a large array of programs and awards, and placing poetry at the crossroads of American life—in subways, buses, gardens, and on the back of MetroCards.
Thank you for your commitment to poetry and the Poetry Society of America!