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)

Poetry is a GIFT

2019 MPS journal
The Mississippi Poetry Journal 2019 Edition 
is available for $5.00 from Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/Mississippi-Poetry-Journal-2019- Contest/dp/1097113388/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Mississippi+Poetry+Journal&qid=15688258 57&s=gateway&sr=8-2
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
2019 MPS Spring Contest winners lists

Spring Fest 2020

Due to the Corona Virus
The 2020 Spring Festival
until further notice

April 3-4, 2020
Where: Lake Tiak O'Khata Family Resort
213 Smyth Lake Rd.
Louisville, MS 39339

Reservations: (662) 773-7853
(Mention Mississippi Poetry Society for the group rates.
Ground-floor rooms are available.)

Keynote Speaker:
Benjamin Morris


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