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

Patricia Neely-Dorsey
Ms. Neely-Dorsey is a much-sort after poet and speaker, and is "Mississippi's Official Goodwill Ambassador".  She will bring some of her books to sell at the festival.

If she is available earlier in the day, we may be able to have her help conducting a workshop. That is not definite though.

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
Dierdre Payne - d.s.payne@att.net

South Branch
Brenda Finnegan - brendafinnegan@ymail.com

Poet of the Year

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

Spring Festival 2016

April 23-24
Cabot Lodge Jackson North
            120 Dyess Road
            Ridgeland, MS 39157
            Phone:  601-957-0757 Fax: 601-326-0753
            Toll Free:  1-800-342-2268

MPS member, Patricia Neely-Dorsey, will be our dinner speaker at spring festival.


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