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.
Get out your pencils! Get out your pens! Crank up your computer!
KSPS is now accepting poems for the 2017 Winter/Spring and 2017 Summer/Autumn issues of Pegasus, the poetry journal of the Kentucky State Poetry Society. You may submit poems either by email or by regular US mail.
Please follow the guidelines carefully. They can be accessed here on the KSPS Pegasus page. Please remember to put your contact information on each and every page.
Feel free to share this call with your friends and writing groups.
I am looking forward to reading your poems!
--Becky Lindsay, KSPS Pegasus Editor
Don't forget to renew your membership! Membership details and form are on our Join Us page.
Note: Deadline extended to March 8 for the 2017 student contest!
The 2017 student contest info and the 2016 adult contest results are on our Contests page!
As a member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, KSPS is committed to the support of many programs, including 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. For more information about NFSPS, click here for the current issue of Strophes, the national society's official newsletter.
KSPS supports poetry locally and regionally through its adult and student poetry contests, the publication of its poetry journal Pegasus, and through activities which promote poetry throughout the Commonwealth. Click here for the current KSPS e-newsletter.
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.
The leadership team of KSPS consists of volunteer officers, committee chairs, and directors who have been elected by the KSPS membership or appointed by the current president.
Please see our Contact Us page for specific contact information.