The top 150 prize-winning poems from NFSPS 2017 contests are featured in this edition of Encore, the annual anthology of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. From nearly 8,000 submissions representing 43 states, Canada, and the United Kingdom, these winning poems provide a diverse collection with challenging poetic forms and subjects. Poets give fresh, personal interpretations to a wide range of contest themes and write in forms from lune to sonnet, from minute poem to villanelle. This volume opens with a $1,000 prize-winning narrative poem by Christine Irving of Denton, TX, and closes with poetry by three gifted high school students. The 2017 Encore is an anthology to savor, cover to cover.
Tennessee Voices 2015-2016
Tennessee Voices is the yearly anthology of The Poetry Society of Tennessee. It features poems that have won monthly contests, winning poems from the 59th Annual Mid-South Poetry Festival, student poetry contests winners, and patron poems. A copy is provided to members annually. Copies can be purchased directly by completing our contact form or online with the following links:
Encore is the annual anthology of the top winning poems from 50 contests sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. From more than 7,000 submissions, this diverse 2016 collection represents 23 states, Canada and the United Kingdom. These poems answer the challenge of contests specifying forms—from dorsimbra to sonnet, from pantoum to tanka to villanelle. They also give fresh interpretations to contest themes such as peace, heritage, 2016 U.S. politics, American Indians, and poetry for children. The result is a poetic kaleidoscope, rich in imagination and musicality, skill and spirit.