Poetry Society of Michigan

“Poetry is invasive heart surgery using the scapel of emotion
and the suture of words.”

                                                                        –  James F. Ahearn


In 1935, poets Jessie Wilmore Murton, Clifford Allen, Carl Edwin Burkland, and others formed a poetry group that became known as the non-profit Poetry Society of Michigan (PSM). Mr. Burkland was elected President and the slogan,
"Sing then I must, until my song be heard," was adopted.

Statewide meetings are held at a central location twice each year in the Spring (April) and the fall (October) each year. New officers are elected every two years. 

PSM encourages the formulation and/or the affiliation of groups in all areas of the state and welcomes input and support from each of them. Some of the more active groups are listed in the "Local Groups" part of this website.

Anyone interested in membership may look up the information and application form in the "Membership" part of this website.  

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Welcome to the Poetry Society of Michigan!

Our 79th Year!