Poetry Promise, Inc. was incorporated in Las Vegas, NV in 2016. It was inspired and founded by Clark County’s first Poet Laureate, Bruce Isaacson. The second Poet Laureate of Clark County, Vogue Robinson, leads as its Executive Director. We are an advocate for the arts and provide a support system for poetry in the Las Vegas Valley.
Poetry Promise’s mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of poetry and the literary arts in Clark County, the State of Nevada, and beyond.
Poetry Promise provides educational programs, public readings, poetry awards, poetry contests, book publishing, writing workshops, and other related programs and services that advance the cause of literature, poetry, and the arts.
Programs we administer or support include:
- The Poetry Promise Reading Series
- Poets in the Schools
- The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project
- The Battle Born Poetry Slam
- The John Oliver Simon Award
- Poetic Tradition Workshops
- Open Readings and Special Events
- The SPARK! Poetry Competition
- Literary publications in cooperation with Zeitgeist Press
- Publicity & promotion of poetic and literary events