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This history of the North Carolina Poetry Society covers the years 1932-2012 and consists of four separate and distinct parts, compiled by three different NCPS members. Click on the links below to read about our history!

Part 1: 1932-1972, written by Christine Sloan.
Part 2: 1972-1992, written by Ruby P. Shackleford.
Part 3: 1992-2002, written by Marie Gilbert.
Part 4: 2002-2012, written by Barbara Presnell, entitled “Innovation, Inspiration and Imagination: The North Carolina Poetry Society 2002-2012.”

The first two parts of this history were originally published in 1992 in a now out-of-print booklet by the then Publications Editor, Ray Dotson, entitled History of the North Carolina Poetry Society, Inc. 1932 – 1992.