Who is the Poetry Society of Tennessee Northeast Chapter?
About Our Chapter
The Poetry Society of Tennessee - Northeast (PST-NE) was created in February 2010 as a branch chapter of the Poetry Society of Tennessee (PST). We are a diverse group authors and poetry lovers dedicated to excellence in poetry writing. We strive continually to perfect our craft and welcome all those who share our desire to develop as poets.
PST is a member society of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS). As such, PST-NE membership entitles members to local, state and national level membership and benefits. The affordable annual membership dues--only $25 ($10 for students)-- covers national, state and local fees.
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Be our guest! Come to a meeting, share poetry with us, attend an event … learn about poetry and our organization firsthand.
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Please send dues directly to PST-NE along with your application form.
Poetry Society of Tennessee
PST, based in Memphis, was chartered on June 30, 1953. It is recognized as Tennessee's state society in the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.
PST sponsors statewide, members-only free monthly competitions with cash prizes. They also sponsor annual poetry contests with reasonable fees. They host an annual Mid-South Poetry Festival in October during which a workshop is held and contest winners are announced.
Each year, PST publishes an anthology featuring poems of the first-place winners in their annual poetry contests. The anthology lists poem title, poet name and placing in each of about 30 contests. First place student winners are recommended as entrants at the national level. Learn more at www.poetrytennessee.org.
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
NFSPS was organized October 17, 1959 and includes a variety of societies across the country. Their website links to state poetry societies within the organization. The NFSPS Convention is held in June annually and hosted in a member state. NFSPS sponsors national adult and student contests both for individual poems and poetry collections. Learn more at www.nfsps.com.
Directions to Monthly Meeting
NOTE: Physical meetings have been canceled in light of the recent coronavirus threat. Please monitor the website for changes.
PST-NE meets the fourth Saturday of every month at Grandview Christian Church. Check the News & Events calendar page for changes in location or date. Notice the inclusion of other recommended events and contest entry deadlines.
Address: 300 University Parkway, Johnson City, TN 37604