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  • PST 2022-2023 High School Contest Deadline Nears

    Students, teachers, parents: the deadline is approaching for our high school division contest. December 20, 2022, is the postmark deadline. The high school contest is one of two remaining contests open of three offered this year, one each for elementary, middle and high school students: High School Division (Grades 9-12) Free Verse Poem — postmark deadline […]

  • PST 2022-2023 Middle School Contest Deadline Nears

    PST’s Middle School poetry contest deadline is December 13. Get more details.

  • WITHOUT POETRY WE LOSE OUR WAY

      Joy Harjo came to Johnson City recently as a literary festival keynoter and speaker in ETSU poetry classes. Those of us who heard and interacted with her were given a gift. A few months after her visit here, she was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2019. The title for this message is from an […]

  • Regional Author Reading and Book Sale Featuring Dr. Marilyn Kallet Dec 10 at Oak Ridge Library

    Friends of Oak Ridge Library (FOL) and Poetry Society of Tennessee (PST) are pleased to present a live reading event and holiday book sale for anyone in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, to be held at Oak Ridge Library December 10, 2022, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

  • November 2022 Poetry Contest Results

    The Poetry Society of Tennessee (PST) formally announced its members-only November 2022 contest results at their November 12 member meeting. Winners receive cash prizes. The first place poem will be published in an upcoming edition of PST’s anthology, Tennessee Voices. Sponsor and judge JoAn Howerton (with help from a poetry-loving grandson) selected the following winners […]

  • PST 2022-2023 Student Contests Open

    We’re excited to announce our 2022-2023 Student Contests! We invite all eligible students to submit a poem, and we encourage Tennessee educators to involve their students in a contest. This year we offer up three contests, one each for elementary, middle and high school students: High School Division (Grades 9-12) Free Verse Poem — postmark deadline […]

  • Performance Opportunity in Knoxville TN

    Sundress Reading Series Seeks Readers for Spring 2023 From February to May of 2023, the Sundress Reading Series will be back in person at their new venue, Pretentious Beer Co. in the Knoxville Old City. They now feature comedy and music alongside literary readings!  The Sundress Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series previously […]

  • October 2022 Poetry Contest Results

    The Poetry Society of Tennessee (PST) formally announced its members-only October 2022 contest results at their October 8 member meeting. Winners receive cash prizes. The first place poem will be published in an upcoming edition of PST’s anthology, Tennessee Voices. Sponsor and judge Howard Carman selected the following winners and honorable mentions: Meeting attendees enjoyed […]

  • The People Behind the Voices

    As previously announced,Tennessee Voices 2021-2022 , Poetry Society of Tennessee’s anthology, is now available on Amazon.  It features results and winning poems from the 2021-2022 Monthly Contests, Poetry Festival, and Student Competitions. Creating a collection like this takes a whole lot of work, and we have a whole lot of appreciation to hand out to everyone who made […]

  • Creating Regional Connections

    Learn more about our new regional connections committee and meet the people from across our state who form it.