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Muse News

Congratulations to Libby Campbell, the 2010 Pinesong dedicatee. To read the full dedication, and one of her poems, click here. For historical Pinesong dedications, go to the Anthology Dedications section.

Congratulations to Anya Russian, the 2010 Poet Laureate Award winner. To read Anya's winning poem and the poems of previous Poet Laureate Award winners, see Laureate Poems.

The NCPS Awards Day Meeting is Saturday, May 15 at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines! For a detailed calendar, click here.

With the addition of Terri Kirby Erickson's Telling Tales of Dusk, the NCPS Member Poetry Book List has grown to 82 books by 39 members. All current NCPS members are invited to submit their own books of poetry for inclusion in this list.

With the addition of Keep and Give Away by Susan Meyers, Brockman-Campbell Poetry Pages have now been created for nine winning books. All Brockman-Campbell Book Award winners are invited to participate.

NCPS E-Muse: Would you like to receive e-mails about upcoming NCPS meetings and events of interest? Send a quick e-mail to with your name, address, and e-mail information and ask to be added to our e-database. We'd be delighted to update you in cyberspace!

Check out the North Carolina Poet Laureate webpages on the North Carolina Arts Council website for features on North Carolina poets.

To bring a humanities scholar or poet to your community for a six-session poetry series, see the North Carolina Center for the Book's NC Reads NC: Our Poets Speak.


From the time of its birth in Charlotte in 1932, the North Carolina Poetry Society has given awards for excellence in poetry. In addition to the Brockman-Campbell Book Award, the NCPS sponsors annual Poetry Contests with awards in 9 adult and 5 student categories.

Attend our meetings. Talk with other poets.

For an overview of North Carolina Poetry Society activities, see the NCPS President's Welcome Message.

The NCPS does NOT accept manuscripts or publish books of poetry for members or visitors.
You may submit your individual poems to our annual poetry contests.

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