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)

The MPS Spring Fest Contest is underway! Student and adult contests have February deadlines, so start filling all those blank pages now with poems that will expand your portfolio and may even expand your wallets! Cash prizes, publication in the Mississippi Poetry Journal, as well as the opportunity to read your winning poems at Spring Fest 2019 await the winners. For inspiration, dive into the eighteen categories you'll find in the adult competition. Will you write about wildlife? Plant life? Your favorite song? Medical care? The environment? Storms? Ancestors? Transplants? ...and so many more possibilities! Choose one or choose all! Great poems are eager to flow from your pen and appear on your screen! ...so, ‘start your engines’, poets! Just click on the 'CONTESTS' button above! Good luck, and enjoy!

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
Jeanne Kelly - jskelly04@gmail.com

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 Fest 2019

April 6-7, 2019

Where: Cabot Lodge, Millsaps
N. State St., Jackson, Mississippi

Mention Mississippi Poetry Society
for the group rate!

Guest Speaker:
Natchez Author, Mark LaFrancis


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