Mississippi Poetry Society

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Mississippi Poetry Society  

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Affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies
http://www.nfsps.com

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

JudyDaviesJudy Davies
was named “Poet of the Month” for July 2016 by United Poets Laureate International. Her picture, bio and three of her poems were featured on the upli-wcp.org website. UPLI is a group of passionate poets from countries all over the world that aims to promote global peace, brotherhood, and understanding through poetry. It is the parent organization of the World Congress of Poets. Judy's website is www.kendavies.net/judyswriting.

Patricia Neely-DorseyPatricia Neely-Dorsey was named "Goodwill Ambassador" by Governor Phil Bryant for her celebration of the south and things southern across Mississippi. Further information on this much sought-after poet and speaker can be found on her website at
www.patricianeelydorsey.webs.com.







Contact Info:

State Officers

President - Michael Shelton - poetsail5@gmail.com
V. Pres -  Linda W. Owen - lowen72@yahoo.com
Secretary - Dorothy Wiman - dwiman@belzonicable.com
Treasurer - Patricia Butkovich - pattyb8319@gmail.com

North Branch  Contact
Michael Shelton - poetsail5@gmail.com

Central Branch
 Contact
Dierdre Payne - d.s.payne@att.net

South Branch
 Contact
Brenda Finnegan - brendafinnegan@ymail.com

Poet of the Year

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


DATE CHANGE FOR 2017 SPRING FESTIVAL

New Dates:

Pre-festival party Friday Apr 28,
Spring Festival April 29-30.
All events will be held at Comfort Suites Southaven,
 7075 Moore Drive, Southaven, MS.
Rooms will be $109.00 per night.
Reservations: call 662-349-0100 X381.
Room rate is good until March 28th,
after which it will revert
to its normal $159.00 nightly rate.

Guest speaker and workshop leader will be
Arkansas author Pat Bland Durmon.




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