Poetry Society of Virginia
is a non-profit membership organization that promotes poetry
through monthly open mics, workshops, annual adult and student contests,
a monthly calendar of events, monthly newsletter, collaborations with
other artists, poetry-in-the-schools program, speakers on the craft of poetry,
and is involved with the process for selection of State Poet Laureate.
We welcome all poets and lovers of poetry.
The Poetry Society of Virginia Founded
in 1923 at the College of William and Mary.
It is the second oldest state poetry society in the nation.
You may have vital information.
The Poetry Society of Virginia was founded in 1923.
But unfortunately our archives contain almost nothing about the founders
or the officers, meetings, and activities of the earlier years and even into
mid-century and later. Please look for any LETTERS or DOCUMENTS you may
have about the Society's history. Also, WHEN YOU ARE READING, please keep
an eye out for any reference to the Society in BIOGRAPHIES, PUBLISHED
LETTERS, HISTORIES, ARTICLES, ETC. No information is too insignificant.
Please send a copy of the relevant material or bibliographical
reference to our Archivist:
Warren M. Harris, 274 Bradley Street
Abingdon, VA 24210