An active group of more than seventy members, the Delaware Valley Poets (DVP) began in Trenton in 1952 from a nucleus of three poets. The organization offers workshops on the first Tuesday of every month at the Lawrenceville branch of the Mercer County Public Library at Route 1 and Darrah Lane with few exceptions..

Our Anthology, Thatchwork is available for purchase.
For specific questions please email Joe Longino at 

The Newsletter is online at

Library scheduling has changed our meeting schedule to the first Tuesday of the month.
The Delaware Valley Poets will next meet on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrenceville Library, located on the corner of Business Route 1 and Darrah Lane. Please bring 12-15 copies of your poem.  Contact  Joe Longino at for information or Pat at 

Our address is:  PO Box 5362, Trenton, NJ 08638-0362. Click on printable coupon link at bottom of this page.  Enclose your membership dues check for $20 (seniors $15) made out to Delaware Valley Poets, Inc. and mail to DVP Treasurer at our address. 
DELAWARE VALLEY POETS READING SERIES teams with U.S. 1 Poets Invite Series. the US 1 Invites reading series and the Delaware Valley Poets 2nd Monday readings has merged into a collaborative reading group to be known as Poets at the Library. The reading event takes place on the second Monday of each month in the Princeton Public Library at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor by the fireplace. The next reading of is on the 8th of April. Open mic follows. Contact: Joseph Longino 609-203-6800 or 

Click on Books  where the books of our members and DVP associates are highlighted. If you have a book or books that you would like highlighted on the Books page of our website, send an email:

 For the best and latest News of poetry & prose readings, workshops, conferences and other literary events in NJ, NY, Philly, & environs by Peter Murphy, go to 

To announce your publications, readings, or special workshops write to us at DVP, PO BOX 5362,Trenton, NJ 08638-0362. Please keep us posted with residential and email address changes.
At your request your name and email address will be added to the online membership roster. The web page publicizes your chapbooks and poetry publications.  If you would like notification of upcoming events such as readings, request that your email address be added to our mailing list.

NEW JERSEY POETRY SOCIETY Many of our members also belong to the New Jersey Poetry Society. There are many benefits to belonging to this group, which is part of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc., such as the publication Strophes, and notification of poetry competitions. Go to  for details.  If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Edith.

Delaware Valley Poets, Inc. has no income other than the occasional sale of an anthology, and members' dues.  If you wish to renew your membership or become a member of our group, enclose your fully tax deductible check for $20, Seniors $15.00 made payable to Delaware Valley Poets, Inc. Mail to: John Anderson, DVP Treasurer, PO Box 5362, Trenton, NJ 08638-0362. Please don't forget to include your name, address, phone number and email address.
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updated April 2, 2013