The Poetry Society of Tennessee
A member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies

By: Blog Post | March 26, 2017


Judge: Whitney Brinkley Wright

1st: Balloon, Ella Gamble, Edmondson Elementary School, A. Long

2nd: A Girlie Girl Color, Allison Totty, Richland Elementary, Louise Clark

3rd: Forest, Trinity Crowder, Shelby Oaks Elementary, Amelia  Bogdal

4th: Tiger, A’Marion Bolden, Shelby Oaks Elementary, Amelia Bogdal

HM: A Forest of Thought, Crosswind Elementary, Mrs. Sludor

HM: Basketball, Tiyana Warren, Shelby Oaks Elementary, Amelia Bogdal

Merit: Eyes,  Alan Cheng, Dogwood Elementary, Michelle Sludor

Middle School:

Judge: Lori Goetz

1st: Ars Poetica, Connor Chockley, Snowden School, Elaine Waters

2nd: Another, Minnathi Reddivari, White Station Middle School, Karla Varriano...

By: Blog Post | March 18, 2017

The 2016 Mid-South Poetry Festival took place on the first Saturday of October.

Click here to see the Winner's List!

Category: Festival 

Tags: Festival, 2016 

By: Blog Post | March 18, 2017

Criteria: Winter Solstice

Any Form. 16 lines.

Sponsor: Lori Goetz

1st: Russell Strauss, Memphis, TN – “Turning”

2nd: Janet Qually, Memphis, TN – “In the Natural Cycle of Time”

3rd: Barbara Blanks, Garland, TX – “Morning Glory”

1 HM: Ann Carolyn Cates, Southaven, MS – “The Longest Night”

Category: Contests 

Tags: Contests, 2016, December 

By: Blog Post | March 18, 2017

Criteria: Teaching (any interpretation)

Any form. 30 lines.

Sponsor: Leslie: Blakeburn

1st: “To a First Grade Teacher”  – Sara Gipson, Scott, AR

2nd: “Time Together”  – Charles K.  Firmage, Boise, ID

3rd: “Child Care”  –  Florence Bruce,  Memphis TN

1HM:  “The silence of Leaving”  – Russell H. Strauss, Memphis, TN

2HM:  “ By Example” – Lori Goetz,  Germantown,

Category: Contests 

Tags: Contests, 2016, November 

By: Blog Post | March 18, 2017

1st: Sara Gipson, Scott, AR – “View of a Summer Day”

2nd: Gail Denham, Sunriver, OR –  “Fall’s Cerebration”

3rd:  Lori Goetz, Germantown, TN –  “Red Rocket, Unpruned”

1H: Mac Perry, Brownsville, TN – “Hello”

Category: Contests 

Tags: Contests, September, 2016