Kentucky State Poetry Society The Kentucky State Poetry Society (KSPS) was founded in 1966 by a group of Kentuckians with a love for poetry. Among this
group was
Jesse Stuart, Kentucky Poet Laureate, who continued to support KSPS until his death in 1984.  

In addition, KSPS is a proud member of the
National Federation of State Poetry Societies.  Why?  Because membership in
NFSPS supports credibility in poetry!  It offers a venue of support for many programs, to include the acknowledgement of the
accomplishments of various state members and opportunities for recognition in poetry--most importantly,  perhaps, to
STUDENT writers.  KSPS is committed to supporting the writers of America's future and joins NFSPS in that goal.

Membership in the Society is not limited to Kentuckians!  Our members come from all over the US, Canada, and beyond, and
have many vocations and lifestyles. Several KSPS members have published poetry in some of the nation's finest publications
and have books to their credit. Other members have yet to be published -- it matters not to us. Our common bond is an
appreciation for poetry. If you share this interest, you are invited to
join us.  
Benefits | Awards Weekend | Join Us | Contests | Contact Us | Books/Services
Kentucky State Poetry Society Kentucky
Background Photo by E. Gail Chandler
2014 KSPS Annual Meeting  Revised date:  Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014

NEW! See our Annual Awards page for registration, presenters, and schedule details.
Important note:  Payment for the Saturday night banquet must be received by Monday,
Oct. 27, 2014.  See the
registration form for details.

News and Notes:          
Click here for the October 2014 KSPS e-newsletter.
Click here for the October Strophes.     

The 2014 Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Meeting
Boone Tavern Hotel  in Berea, Kentucky
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2014 and reservations can be made now.
Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant
100 Main St.
Berea, Kentucky 40404
Phone: 1-800-366-9358 and identify yourself as reserving a room for the KSPS conference.
Or use
GROUP ID 91646 and click here to make reservations online.
Hosting by Yahoo!