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


Application Form (pdf)

Contact Info:

State Officers

President - Jeanne Kelly  -  jskelly04@gmail.com
V. President - Judy Davies - judydavies@cableone.net
Secretary - Wynne Huddleston - hinotes88@gmail.com
Treasurer - Judy Davies - judydavies@cableone.net

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


Contest Deadline  April 2, 2014

MPS Spring Festival 2014
April 26-27
 Comfort Inn & Suites
 Starkville, Mississippi
Details:  Call 662-324-9595 for reservations.  Room rate $89.00 per night with Continental breakfast available. 

Ask for rooms blocked for the Mississippi Poetry Society when making reservations.  Room block is only good until April 7th, so reserve rooms early. 

Banquet to be arranged.  Guest speaker will be Abigal Vollar of the English Dept. at MSU.

Friday, April 25 - Pre-Festival Party at 6:00 at Comfort Inn—Bring your choice of food.  Please notify Michael Shelton at:  poetsail5@gmail.com if you plan to attend on Friday night.


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