Mississippi Poetry Society
with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies
is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic
qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic
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.
MEMBERSHIP - HOW TO JOIN Application Form
SPOTLIGHT - our members' achievements
Judy 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.
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
President - Michael Shelton - firstname.lastname@example.org
V. Pres - Linda W. Owen - email@example.com
Secretary - Dorothy Wiman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - Patricia Butkovich - email@example.com
Michael Shelton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dierdre Payne - email@example.com
Brenda Finnegan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Poet of the Year
(pdf) - The Magnolia Muse
Mississippi Poetry Society's newsletter
DATE CHANGE FOR 2017 SPRING FESTIVAL
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.