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The National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) is a non-profit organization, exclusively educational and literary. Its purpose is to recognize the importance of poetry with respect to national cultural heritage. It is dedicated solely to the furtherance of poetry on the national level and serves to unite poets in the bonds of fellowship and understanding.The emblem of the Federation is the Athenian Greek coin insignia that appears on all NFSPS publications and has been incorporated into the design of the medal (see above) which is presented to NFSPS presidents at the end of their terms. The members of the Federation are members of an NFSPS affiliated state organization. Any poet wishing to know the location of his or her state society may contact NFSPS for this information. Send a business-sized SASE to: Julie Cummings 9428 Fallen Rock Road Conifer, Colorado 80433

 Honorary Chancellor - Lance Larsen

Executive Board:
The Executive Board shall be comprised of all elected officers of the NFSPS and the immediate past president. This body shall serve as the governing body of NFSPS. [NFSPS Bylaws, Article VI-Executive Board, Section A.]

Elective Board

President:  Paul Ford, 2412 E. 10265 S., Sandy, UT 84092
Electronic Media

1st Vice President / Joseph Cavanaugh, 3722 Longford Cir Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Development Chair (Endowments/Sponsorships), BlackBerryPeach Prizes for Poetry Chair

2nd Vice President: Steven Concert, 49 Kitchen Ave, Harveys Lake, PA 18618
Contests Sponsors/Brochure Chair

3rd Vice President: JoAn Howerton, 2733 Wiggington Point, Lexington, KY 40511
Special Awards Chair

4th Vice President: Jessica Temple,
103 2nd Ave SW Fort WaltonBeach, FL 32548
College Undergratuate Poetry Competition Chair

Deborah Petersen, 718 S. Bennet Street, Bluffton, IN 46714

 1st Vice Chancellor: Terry Jude Miller
Barbara Stevens Poetry Book Manuscript Competition  Co-Chair

2nd Vice Chancellor: Peter Stein (address and email not available)
Treasurer: Linda Harris, 49512 SE Weber Rd, Sandy, OR 97055-7425

Secretary: Polly Opsahl, 7316 Huntington, Oscoda, MI 48750
Manningham Trust Competition Chair

Immediate Past President: Julie Cummings,
9428 Fallen Rock Rd, Confer, CO 80433
Presidential Advisors Chair, Strophes Editor, Contest Chair, and Electronics Media Assistant

Appointive Board

Board Liaison to State Societies: Russell H. Strauss 18 S. Rembert, St. Memphis, TN 38104
Membership Chair

Judges Chair: M. Palowski Moore

Encore Editor:
Kathy Lohrum Cotton, 1019 Applewood Lane, Anna, IL 62906

Historian: Nancy Baass, 408 E. Warren AVE., Victoria, TX 77901-4847
Legal Councelor, Parliamentarian and Convention Coordinator:
Susan Stevens Chambers, 700 Agency Trail Unit 202
Mankota, Minnesota 56001

Librarian: Catherine L'Herisson, 518 Grinnell Drive, Garland, TX 75043 -

Performance Poetry Advocate: Kevin Campbell, 521 E Church St Apt C,  DeLand, FL 32724

Poetry Day/Poetry Month Liaison: Amy Jo Zook, 3520 State Rd. 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044

Publicity Chair: Bernadette Perez,
19645 Hwy 314 Belen NM 87002

Barbara Stevens Poetry Book Manuscript Competition Co-Chair:  Eleanor Berry,  2230 SE Laura Lane, Dallas, OR 97338

Strophes Associate Editor: Julie K. Shavin

Youth Chair: TBA

Billy Pennington, 3005 Clarisa Drive, Moore, OK 73160

Youth Chair: To be appointed

Past NFSPS Presidents:
Cecilia Parsons Miller, *Clinton  F. Larsen, *Robert D. West, *Edna Meudt, *Marvin Davis Winsett, *Max C. Golightly, *Hans Juergensen,
*Russell Ferrall, *Jean Jenkins, *Catherine Case Lubbe, *Glenn Robert Swetman, *Carl P. Morton, *Alice Briley, *Wauneta Hackleman,
*Jack  E. Murphy, *Barbara Stevens, *Henrietta A. Kroah, *Jerry Robbins, Pat Stodghill, *Wanda B.Blaisdell,*Ralph Hammond, Amy Jo Zook, Susan SSteven Chambers Chambers, *Clarence P. Socwell, *Madelyn Eastlund, Budd Powell Mahan, Doris Stengel, Nancy Baass, Russell H. Strauss, Jeremy M. Downes, Eleanor Berry, *James Barton, and Julie Cummings

Past NFSPS Honorary Chancellors

 Joseph Auslander, John Crowe Ransom, Glenn Ward Dresbach, Jesse Stuart, Grace Noll Crowell, Jean Starr Untermeyer, Loring Williams, Harry M. Meachum, John Williams Andrews, August Derleth, William E. Stafford, N. Scott Momaday, Richard Armour, Richard Eberhart, James Dickey, Judson Jerome, John Ciardi, Robert Coles, Richard Shelton, Marcia Lee Masters, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wilber, William E. Stafford, Rodney Jones, Tess Gallagher, Michael Bugeja, David Wagoner, Maxine Kumin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Li Young Lee, Lewis Turco, Ted Kooser, Natasha Trethewey, Peter Meinke, Jo McDougall, David J. Rothman and Lance Larson.

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