Mississippi Poetry Society

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Mississippi Poetry Society  


Affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies

Poetry is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content.

The Mississippi Poetry Society fosters interest in writing poetry and provides an opportunity to recognize individual creative efforts in poetry through meetings, contests and festivals.  It seeks to create an audience for poetry in adults and youth and some of its members are also available as a resource to schools.
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MEMBERSHIP - HOW TO JOIN    Application Form (pdf)

SPOTLIGHT - our members' achievements

Patricia Neely-DorseyPatricia Neely-Dorsey was named "Goodwill Ambassador" for her celebration of the south and things southern across Mississippi ...more

Judy DaviesJudy Davies, a Grand Prize winner in Artist Embassies International Dancing Poetry Contest which choreographed Judy's poem "Artistry" ...more and then scroll down for pics.

Brenda FinneganBrenda Finnegan - receives a Proclamation from Mississippi House of Representatives ... more

Phil LevinPhilip Levin's new 200-photo book, "On a Mission," documents his 10 years of medical missionary work, with an emphasis on his past three years in a rural village in the mountains of Kenya. ...more

Jim BoothJim Booth’s new book Terrapin Scratch release date July 29, 2014 when it will be available at all bookstores. It's available at Tate Publishing Bookstore website now.
Terrapin Scratch: Who Put the Body under the School House? ...more

Contact Info:

State Officers

President - Judy Davies - judydavies@cableone.net
V. President - Michael Shelton - poetsail5@gmail.com
Secretary - Dorothy Wiman - dwiman@belzonicable.com
Treasurer - Patricia Butkovich - pattyb8319@gmail.com

North Branch  Contact
Emory Jones -  pianot@bellsouth.net

Central Branch
Jeanne Kelly  -  jskelly04@gmail.com 

South Branch
Judy Davies - judydavies@cableone.net

Poet of the Year

Newsletters (pdf) - The Magnolia Muse
The Mississippi Poetry Society's newsletter

July 16
Writers Unlimited and Mississippi Poetry Society
2015 contests are now on the contest page.


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