|(l-r) Julie Boe, Marissa Alvarez, Lin Floyd, Chyrrel Maupin,|
Barbara Funke, Markay Brown, Pam Tucker, Denis Fenihan,
Marian Morgan. Not shown-Marilyn Richardson, Dan Glahn
and Bryan Adams
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
SUMMER POETRY Activities
Friday, March 31, 2023
APRIL is POETRY MONTH
Fri, April 28 6 pm, and Sat, April 29 8:30 am. UTSPS SPRING FESTIVAL Contest awards given plus special guests Lisa Bickmore-Utah Poet Laureate. To register: 1. Email your registration request to the UTSPS Zoom manager, Paul Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. In the Subject line of your email, please include “Registration” so your email will be easily identified as a request to register. 3. In the body of your email, please include the following information: - your name - your email address- that you're registering for the UTSPS Poetry Festival - let us know whether you are a "Member" or a "Non-member"*
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Poetry is ALIVE in the NEW YEAR
MONTHLY meetings for DIXIE POETS continue on our regular schedule 1st and 3rd TUESDAYS from 1:30-3:30 pm with a lesson on the 1st Tuesday and critiques both times-bring 10-12 copies of 1-2 original poems for suggestions on improvement. We meet at the ST GEORGE ACTIVE LIFE CENTER at 250 N 200 W. All welcome to join us.
https://www.utahpoets.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/2023-UTSPS_2023-Rules_Guidelines.pdf Prizes and certificates awarded at the annual UTSPS April Awards Contest on April 28, 29 on ZOOM. More details coming soon.
MARCH 6th is deadline to submit online to UTU's SOUTHERN QUILL MAGAZINE https://southernquill.submittable.com/submit 3-5 unpublished poems, stories, photos and artwork.
MARCH 15th-Deadline for NFSPS Summer June 22-27 Conference POETRY CONTEST in Des Moines Iowa. Details on https://www.nfsps.com/brochure2023.pdf
Fri, April 28 evening, and Sat, April 29 during the day. On Zoom. UTSPS April CONFERENCE. More details on http://utahpoets.com
June 21-26 NFSPS Summer CONVENTION in Des Moines, Iowa https://www.nfsps.com/CMPC.pdf
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
AUGUST/September NEWS-Think Fall...
Line limit: 40 lines, does not include epigraph or blank lines.Spaces per line: 55 or less.Subject: AnyForm: AnyPlease no vulgarity or political statements
2. For other INFORMATION-check out National Federation of State Poetry Societies http://nfsps.com or the newly revised UTSPS website http://utahpoets.com or see our UTSPS blog with spotlights on new members and the new UTAH POET LAUREATE at http://utahpoetry.blogspot.com If you are on Facebook, join our Utah State Poetry Society group for more info and poems to enjoy.
3. Meet our new UTAH POET LAUREATE! in St. George UT -click for details.
Monday, April 18, 2022
Celebrating National Poetry Month
Dixie Poets returns...we had a joint reading at the St. George Library with Dixie State University poets on Thursday April 14. It was nice to be together and sharing our poems publicly. Dixie Poets will continue meeting on our regular schedule 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month and during the summer (no meeting on July 5th) at the St. George Active Life Center from 1:30-3:30 pm. Everyone welcome to join with us.
|Poets-l-r 1st row: Marian, Silivia, Marilyn and Roxie|
2nd row: Julie, Denis, Lin, Barbara and Markay
Friday, March 25, 2022
We are FAMOUS...lol!
Our Poetry WORDSHOP group is famous. At least our photo is in the St. George Senior Center though our group is for all ages. We had two new poets join us who are in their 90s and still writing. Poetry is for everyone and a great stress reliever... Click to enlarge.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
SPRING into SUMMER POETRY Activities
DIXIE POETS WORDSHOP will continue meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at the St. George Active Life Senior Center at 250 N 200 W from 1:30-3:30 pm. All ages welcome to participate in short lessons on poets and poetry-how to write better plus helpful critiques-bring 10-12 copies of your original poem/s. For more info. contact Lin Floyd lin at sunrivertoday dot com
UPCOMING CONTESTS and ACTIVITIES
April-month long activities-see https://utahpoetryfestival.com organized by Paisley Rekdal-Utah State Poet Laureate.
Apr 8-9 Utah State Poetry April Festival on Zoom. Details available at utahpoets.com Need to register before April 5th-annual awards and workshop.
Apr 14-Celebrate Poetry-free poetry reading at St. George public library 6-7 pm featuring Dixie Poets and DSU Poetry Students in Dr. Cindy King's class.
Apr 15 PA'RUS POETS ADULT CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST! Submissions accepted Feb. 1 through April 15. Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 12 $5 entry fee per entry. Anyone ages 18 and older living in the Intermountain West can enter the contest, which features the same two categories as the students: poetry and personal essay, as well as the same theme of "Reaching New Heights." Each adult can submit one entry per category. Here is the adult contest submission link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZn4x9m2fVVqwFzxPHwNVAZoWXliXinKwnQHkWpP2n3qwKow/viewform
June 23-24 National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Will be in person and on Zoom. Details https://nfsps.com/Strophes2022-Apr.pdf