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If you are interested in    POETRY   Writing poems - Reading poetry or discussing and learning more about the art of POETRY, then you may be interested in the MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INC.
The Massachusetts State Poetry Society is the Incorporated Official Chartered Poetry Society representing the state of Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts State Poetry Society publishes the "Bay State Echo", the Society's newsletter, which keeps members informed as to what is happening in the field of poetry.  The "Bay State Echo" informs members about contests being sponsored throughout the country - presents marketing information and market lists - prints poems by members - reviews books of poetic interest and instructs on the craftsmaship aspect of the art.  The newsletter also reports doings and happenings in the poetic lives of its members and presents rules of contests sponsored for members only.
It also offers its members an opportunity to participate in a ROUND ROBIN . . . (members send their poems to one another via mail to robin members and receive comments and feedback on their work.)
The Massachusetts State Poetry Society puts out an annual Poetry anthology of member's poems in December of each year.
Each Society meeting features a writing Workship as well as a featured program.
Membership in the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, Inc. is by application.  Anyone interested in joining the society can write for an application at the address given below.
Membership dues in the Society are $20 a year.
All members of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society. Inc. also become members of the National Federation of State Poetry Society.  The Massachusetts State Poetry Society pays each member's dues to the Federation.  As a member of the National Federation, you can get "STROPHES", the National Federation's publication put out 4 times a year.
For more information send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 
The MA State Poetry Soc., Inc.
Jeanette C. Maes, President
64 Harrison Avenue
Lynn, MA  01905-1350

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