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

NFSPS Winners List 2017

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spring Festival Flyer

Contact Info:

State Officers

President - Linda W. Owen - lowenpoem@yahoo.com
V. Pres. - Grace Fletcher - grace_the_ace@yahoo.com
Secretary - Janice Canerdy - jlcanerdy@yahoo.com
Treasurer - Patricia Butkovich - pattyb8319@gmail.com

North Branch  Contact
Janice Canerdy - jlcanerdy@yahoo.com

Central Branch
Bill Gressett - billgressett@comcast.net

South Branch
Patricia Butkovich - pattyb8319@gmail.com

Poet of the Year

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

Please see the Contest page for 2018 MPS Spring Contest winners lists.

Spring Festival 2018

When: April 7-8, 2018 – New Dates!

Where: Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Reservations: 228-875-4211

Guest Speaker/Workshop Leader:
Sue B. Walker, Ph.D., Mobile, Alabama
University of South Alabama
Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing
Publisher/Editor of Negative Capability Press


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