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Andrew J. Van Ella
David LaRue Alexander
John J. Gordon
Nancy Ann Schaefer
Doreen R. Van Lee
To join ISPS through June, , please fill out our Membership Form and mail it with a check for $20.00. You don't have to be an Illinois resident to join ISPS, but you do need to be an ISPS member to have your poems posted in this Web site.
Upcoming ISPS Meetings
A Message from the President, May, 2013
by Mardelle Fortier, ISPS President
There is something about escaping from a flood that gives you a perspective concerning the important things in life! Among many important aspects, two at the top remain poetry and friendship. The Illinois State Poetry Society emphasizes both. I am grateful that as your President for the past two years, I have been privileged to bask in your friendhship as well as your love of poetry.
Together, we have continued and furthered the great traditions and programs of ISPS: the Manningham contest, ISPS contest, the expansion of our club throughout Illinois, poetry readings at Brewed Awakening, and service to senior citizens, to name a few.
I have valued your friendship and assistance, and look forward to our meetings in years to come. A round of applause, please, for our hard-working past officers!
My best wishes for the success of our new officers, and welcome to new members.Mardelle Fortier
President, ISPS (Fortier@cod.edu)
"Last Sunday" Reading, June 30, 2013
Poets Jennifer Dotson and Arlyn Miller will be featured at Brewed Awakening, 19 West Quincy (across from the train station), Westmont, on Sunday, June 30. Poetry readings begin at 12:30 p.m. Cover charge of $7.00 includes coffee and a snack. There will also be an open mic. Sponsored by the Illinois State Poetry Society and Brewed Awakening. For details and bios of poets, please click here (PDF).
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