Please join Florence Poets Society 
at our next regular meeting!
Monthly on 2nd Thursdays at 6:30 pm

** Next meeting is Thursday, June 13 **
Live and in-person at Lilly Library in Florence!
~ News & FPS business at 6:30 followed by sharing of poetry from 7 to 9 ~
 Florence Poets Society also hosts
regular VIRTUAL meetings!
Monthly on 4th Thursdays at 6:30 pm

* VIRTUAL meeting Thursday, May 23 *
Please email for meeting link!
~ News & FPS business at 6:30 followed by sharing of poetry starting at 6:45 ~

Silkworm, the annual review of Florence Poets Society, is open for submissions!

You are invited to submit your original, unpublished poems to be considered for Silkworm 17, to be published in Autumn 2024.

Please read and follow these submission guidelines. Failure to follow guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified. Submit up to 3 poems of no longer than 50 lines each and include a 30-word bio and contact information (including mailing address) with your submission. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please paste your poems into the body of an email AND attach your poems in a single file and send it to Use a standard format such as MS Word Doc. There is no fee to submit. Silkworm 17 has an optional theme of Bird. Feel free to interpret the theme in any way and remember that the theme is optional.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2024.

Everyone is welcome! Members and non-members of Florence Poets Society are encouraged to submit. Accepted poets will receive one complimentary contributors copy of Silkworm 17.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable so long as you inform us right away if your poem is accepted elsewhere. We claim first American publication rights, with rights reverting to the author after the initial publication period; please give us credit in future publications.

Please visit our website for more information:

We look forward to reading your poems!


Please enjoy this video from our virtual Silkworm reading

held via Zoom on November 19, 2023: