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									        Volume 60 Issue 1                                                                                                                Spring 2009

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  SPECIAL                                                                                                                  Member. First appeared in
                                                     N e w s l e t t e r                                                   Gettysburg Evening Sun.
     2009 Contest                                                                                                            Poets and poetry aficiona-
                                           For the last year, we have    Category 1                                        dos from around the state just
                                       been collecting and brain-        The Muse’s Wit                                    celebrated Pennsylvania Po-
     The Conference                  storming new names for our        Muses, Graces and Fates                           etry Society’s (PPS) first of two
                                                                                                                           annual conferences. This year
       Highlights                      newsletter. With the new for-     The Laurel State Muse                             marks sixty years of such
                                       mat and content, it is exciting   Musings                                           gatherings.
     Call for                        and apropos to invite change      Musing Wit                                            The event was hosted by
       Submissions                     in the title as well. Members     Bards, Graces and Wits                            newly chartered Gettysburg
     Poetic Process                  have offered the names fol-       The Essence                                       Poetry Society (GPS) whose
                                       lowing. Please select a first,    The Mountain Laurel                               membership led workshops,
     Critique Service                second and third choice (in       The Lantern                                       facilitated discussions, and
                                       order of preference) from one     The Twill                                         gave presentations through-
     Member Poems                    of the following catego-          Keystone Poets and More                           out three days last weekend.
                                       ries. Submit your choices to      Keystone Verses                                       Thursday evening, guests
                                                                                                                           gathered to share company,
                                       April Line at                     The Keystone Muse                                 experiences, and poetry. I was
                              by July                                                        to mediate discussion and
      I S S U E :
                                       1.                                Category 2                                        readings, but all ran smoothly
                                           Recalling the history of      The Sylvan                                        because most poets are quite
                                       PPS newsletter’s title from its   The Sylvan News                                   familiar with such roundtable
President’s Message        2           inception in (1949), it was       Sylvania Penned                                   sharing.
                                       called the PPS Newsletter. It     Sylvan Quarterly                                      Friday was a full day where
                                       was changed to Penns to Pa-       Sylvan Echoes                                     GPS members, Bert Barnett,
  Contest Winners      3-5                                                                                                 Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins, and
                                       per in February 2006 by a         Pennsylvania Poets
                                       simple majority at a Board        Penncils                                          Linda Clark gave astute pres-
    Chapbook                                                                                                               entations. DeAnna Spurlock,
                           7           meeting.                          Pens to Paper
  Announcement                                                                                                             current president of PPS, also
                                           The name Pennsylvania         Penn Poets Notes                                  joined in with her one-hour
  Poetry Contests          9
                                       was specified in the charter                                                        talk on “Marianne Moore’s
                                       given to William Penn by Eng-     Category 3                                        Gettysburg Connection.”
                                       land’s Charles II in 1680. The    PPS Quarterly                                         Barnett, who works for the
  Critique Service      10             latin Sylvania was added to       PPS Newsletter                                    National Park Service, gave an
                                       Penn to create “Penn’s            The Poets’ Forum                                  hour and a half tour entitled
 Registration Form                     Woods.” sylva =                   Poets’ World                                      “Poets, Poetry, and Gettys-
                        11                                                                                                 burg: A Guided Walk Through
   Oct. Meeting                        woods.. (source: http://          Pennsylvania Poets
                                                                                         the Gettysburg National Ceme-
                                                                                                                           tery, Featuring Civil War Po-
      Contact Us        12             intro/pa_intro.html                                                                 ets.” After lunch, Barnett deliv-
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Dear Pennsylvania Poets,                                              ing of poems on the theme of “The Poet,” some of which
                                                                      have already been accepted by an outside judge for inclu-
   Another fine PPS Spring Conference has come and gone,              sion in our 60th Anniversary Anthology. So as to in-
this one thanks largely to the work of The Gettysburg Poetry          clude more poems on “The Poet” as well as poems written
Society led by Linda Clark, President of GPS, whose planning          about the Gettysburg Conference experience, we have de-
committee organized the conference to celebrate our 60th              cided to extend the the deadline for submissions to this an-
anniversary as a society. Linda as well as Bert Barnett, Ber-         thology to July 31, 2009. See page 8 of this newsletter for
nadette Loeffel-Atkins, Sharon O’Connell, Michael Hoover,             details. Those poems submitted to the luncheon contest
Dana Sauers, Jim and Regina Hollar show us all what is pos-           held on May 2 at the Dobbin House will also be accepted for
sible through cooperative work. Thank you, each one of                possible publication in the anthology, which will include a
you, for your efforts to create such a memorable event.               history of our organization and several poems written by
   We also want to thank Nancy Baass, President of NFSPS,             founding and former members no longer with us.
and her mother Mildred Baass for traveling all the way from               The Allenberry meeting will give us yet another opportu-
Houston, Texas, to join fifty-one of us poets and lovers of           nity to enjoy each other’s company and poetry in a lovely set-
poetry participating in the various activities from April 30-         ting for a few hours.
May 2. During her brief remarks to forty of us on Saturday,              We look forward to seeing all of you in the fall—October
Nancy pointed out that PPS was a charter member                       10 at Allenberry.
of NFSPS, number three on the list of ten charter states,
and that the first NFSPS president was from Pennsylvania—             With warmest regards,
Cecelia Parsons Miller. It was a pleasure to meet both                DeAnna Spurlock
Nancy and Mildred and we were honored by their presence.
   Our 60th anniversary celebration will continue as a one-
day meeting in the fall at the Allenberry Resort Inn and Play-
house in Boiling Springs on October 10. Mark your calen-
dars now. Part of the afternoon program will include a read-

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ered an expert talk on poetry by and about Abraham Lincoln.
    Clark shared her research on PPS founder Henry Shoemaker and Loeffel-Atkins provided insight in her “Mourning Sentimentality in
Victorian Poetry.” This GPS duo fulfilled the conference’s promise to immerse ourselves in that place where poetry and history meet!
    Friday night, poets had the option to attend First Friday at the Ragged Edge Coffee House hosted by GPS member Dana Larkin Sau-
ers. Here, above a photo art show by three local home-schooled students, an extraordinary open mic reveled in some of the best area
    Afterward, the packed-house audience was spellbound by Gettysburg professor Paul Austerlitz’s performance on bass clarinet which
melded with Jim Held’s poetry on Jazz and Blues greats.
    Saturday’s highlight focused on a luncheon keynote address by Dr. Cristanne Miller, co-editor of Words for the Hour: an Anthology of
Civil War Poetry. The talk centered around Walt Whitman and his monumental insert into Leaves of Grass entitled Drum Taps, a collec-
tion of poems he wrote just after Lincoln’s assassination.
    Whitman held up publication of his second edition of Leaves of Grass to include his thoughts on a then evolving new direction for the
country. What resulted were some of Whitman’s most famous poems.
    Professor Miller pointed out that Whitman was caught in a dilemma. He had originally intended both his original 1855 version and his
new 1865 edition to focus on the ending of slavery and the support for Union efforts to maintain the republic. He had been pulled into
the war searching for his wounded brother around Washington, D.C. Here, he witnessed the absolute horror of the war, spending time
nursing its many wounded.
    Then, with Lincoln’s assassination, Whitman found himself using his talent, instead, to speak to the whole country, as one nation in
reconciliation, not in continued divisiveness and retribution.
     Miller’s readings of Whitman’s work about the soldiers’ and their families’ vast suffering drew tears from some of the crowd, her hav-
ing set up so eloquently the context for each piece. Later, she remarked that Whitman used to wish he had never written “O Captain, My
Captain,” a favorite tribute to Lincoln, because it was requested of him to read at nearly every public reading he gave.
    Much like today’s rock stars who must continually play crowd favorites at concerts, Whitman must have felt consternated about what
seemed like the public’s lack of appreciation for his evolving, newer work.
    An excerpt from Whitman’s poem “Reconciliation” serves to exemplify his meticulous attention to redirecting his work to emphasize
all Americans and not just the victors. Here, according to Miller, the speaker touts “not freedom, not democracy, not peace, but recon-
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                            2 0 0 9         P P S       C o n t e s t           W i n n e r s

CATEGORY 1 – The Grand Prize Award                                1st Honorable Mention: “Singing to the Soul, Vera Ogden Bak-
1st Prize: “Chalk Daddy,” Jim Barton, Huttig, AR                 ker, West Bountiful, Utah
2nd Prize: “ 9 for 9 at Quecreek Mine,” Marilyn Downing,         2nd Honorable Mention: “Sinatra,” John McBride, Bettendorf, IA
Hershey, PA                                                      3rd Honorable Mention: “Concert Pianist,” A. Carol Scott, Gray-
3rd Prize: “Waiting,” Becky Alexander, Ontario, Canada           son, KY
1st Honorable Mention: “The Relative Importance of Beo-           1st Citation: “Nature’s Symphony of Sanctitude,” Anthony F.
wulf ..,” Ray Fulmer, Quakertown, PA                             Gulotta, Phoenixville, PA
2nd Honorable Mention: “Celebrating the Fourth,” Lucille         2nd Citation: “Irish Music Fair,” Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL
Morgan Wilson, Des Moines, IA                                    3rd Citation: “ Musical Chairs,” Anne Pierre Spangler, Lebanon,
3rd Honorable Mention: “It Hurts to Speak in Was,” Theda         PA
Bassett, Salt Lake City, UT
1st Citation: “The Last Jar,” Dalene Stall, Danville, OH         CATEGORY 5 – Caparosa Memorial
2nd Citation: “Touching the Smells,” Catherine Moran, Little     1st Prize: “The White Out,” Marie-Louise Meyers, Oxford, PA
Rock, AR                                                         2nd Prize: “A Personal Storm,” Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR
3rd Citation: “I Felt Like a Thief, Ray Fulmer, Quakertown, PA   3rd Prize: “Storm Sounds,” Lynda LaRocca, Twin Lakes, CO
                                                                 1st Honorable Mention: “Weathering the Storm,” Jerri Hardesty,
                                                                 Brierfield, AL
CATEGORY 2 – The Gillespie Memorial Award –                      2nd Honorable Mention: “Tempest,” Vera Ogden Bakker, West
1st Prize: “Contraction,” By Ray Fulmer, Quakertown, PA          Bountiful, UT
2nd Prize: “Love in Vitro,” John McBride, Bettendorf, IA         3rd Honorable Mention:” Winter’s Wrath,” C. J. Clark, Hardy, AZ
3rd Prize: “Art in the Afternoon,” Catherine Moran, Little       1st Citation: “Late in the Season,” Louise Morgan Wilson, Des
Rock, AR                                                         Moines, IA
1st Honorable Mention: “Return to Reality,” Anne Pierre          2nd Citation: “Burning in Baghdad,” Lynn Fetterolf, York, PA
Spangler, Lebanon, PA                                            3rd Citation: “Katrina Mardi Gras, Joseph Whitten, Odenville, AL
2nd Honorable Mention: “Amputees,” Lynn Fetterolf, York,
PA                                                               CATEGORY 6 – Carlisle Poets’ Worship Award
3rd Honorable Mention:” After the September Full Moon,”           1st Prize: “Holes In the Line,” Loretta D. Walker, Odessa, TX
Rose Ann Spaith, Columbus, OH                                    2nd Prize: “Grandma,” Lynn Fetterolf, York, PA
1st Citation: “Lorelei,” Jennifer Polhemus, Carlisle, PA         3rd Prize: “Great Aunt Annie, A Prototype,” Lucille Morgan Wil-
2nd Citation:”The Land of Dreaming,” Inge Logenburg Kyler,       son, Des Moines, IA
Eaton Rapids, MI                                                  1st Honorable Mention: “Gleanings,” Rose Ann Spaith, Colum-
3rd Citation: “Back to Scotland,” Shirley Ensrud, Blue Earth,    bus, OH
MN                                                               2nd Honorable Mention: “Lunch at the Tea Room,” Joseph
                                                                 Whitten, Odenville, AL
CATEGORY 3 – Shoemaker-Diehl Memorial Award                      3rd Honorable Mention: “Thoughts from the Heartland,” Cath-
1st Prize: “Pianist Whose Son Was Killed … in Basra,” John       erine Moran, Little Rock, AR
McBride, Bettendorf, IA                                           1st Citation: “The Immigrant,” John McBride, Bettendorf, IA
2nd Prize:” My Father’s Clocks,” Lynn Fetterolf, York, PA        2nd Citation: “Westward to Oregon 1857,” Dalene Stull, Dan-
3rd Prize: “ Seeing Utah Through A Good Left Eye,” Marilyn       ville, OH
Downing, Hershey, PA                                             3rd Citation: “Ellis Island Lullabye,” Marilyn Downing, Hershey,
1st Honorable Mention: “ To Remember the Crossing,” Cath-        PA
erine Moran, Little Rock, AR
2nd Honorable Mention: “There is a Season,” Joseph               CATEGORY 7 – Louise Clayton Young Memorial
Whitten, Odenville, AL                                            1st Prize: “Santa’s Dilemma,” Susanna Roma, Birdsboro, PA
3rd Honorable Mention: “Today,” Jerri Hardesty, Brierfield,      2nd Prize: “Relocation,” Inge Logenburg Kyler, Eaton Rapids, MI
AL                                                               3rd Prize: “Crawling,” By Jim Barton, Huttig, Arkansas
1st Citation: “Going Back to Class After Lunch,” Madelyn          1st Honorable Mention: “Stay in Your Spout, Incey-Wincey,”
Eastlund, Beverly Hills, FL                                      Anthony F. Gulotta, Phoenixville, PA
2nd Citation: “The Rapist,” Donna Alexander Smith, Green-        2nd Honorable Mention: “Water with Lemon, Please,” Dalene
brier, AR                                                        Stull, Danville, OH
3rd Citation: “Gentility,” A. Carol Scott, Grayson, Kentucky     3rd Honorable Mention: “Apocalypse,” Lynn Fetterolf, York, PA
                                                                  1st Citation: “A True Closet Artisan,” Mary Mullen, Reading, MA
CATEGORY 4 – H. Edward Canon Memorial Award                      2nd Citation: “ The Fruitcake Finds Its Niche in Life, “ Lynda La-
1st Prize: “The Saxophone Player,” Ann Gasser, W. Reading,       Rocca, Twin Lakes, CO
PA                                                               3rd Citation: “Jason’s Feet,” Joy Campbell, Landisburg, Pennsyl-
2nd Prize: “The Music of the Rain,” Alexandra Moss Zannis,       vania
Fort Wayne, IN
3rd Prize: “The Guitar Maker,” David L. Bryn, Prescott, AZ
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    P P S W i n n e r s                                                         1st Citation: “A Limerick Can Be Bad for Your Health,”
      C o n t i n u e d                                                        Emery Campbell, Lawrenceville, GA
                                                                               2nd Citation: “Toad on the Road,” Lee Pelham Cotton,
                                                                               Locust Hill, VA
CATEGORY 8 – Marjorie T. Cheyney Memorial Award                                3rd Citation: “One Size Eludes All,” S. Diane Bubb,
 1st Prize: “The Lonely Prairie Wind,” Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL         Cave Creek, AZ
2nd Prize: “ Night Music,” Jerri Hardesty, Brierfield, AL
3rd Prize: “After Seven Years,” Dalene Stull, Danville, OH                     CATEGORY 13 – Selina Cox Eshleman Memorial Award
 1st Honorable Mention: “Loving You Eternally,” Ann Gasser, W. Reading, PA      1st Prize: “Mr. Right,” Loretta D. Walker, Odessa TX
2nd Honorable Mention: “Cassiopeia, Lady in the Chair,” Lucille Morgan Wil-    2nd Prize: “Beetle Juice,” Lee P. Cotton, Locust Hill, VA
son, Des Moines, IA                                                            3rd Prize: “Sweet Betsy, Sweet Betsy,” Richard Lake,
3rd Honorable Mention: “Rites of Passage,” Sandra Van Doren, Malvern, PA       New Cumberland, PA
 1st Citation: “To Every Soup, There is a Season,” Emery L. Campbell, Law-      1st Honorable Mention: “A Yuppie – Not,” Joyce
renceville, GA                                                                 Shiver, Crystal River, FL
2nd Citation: “Birth of a Poet,” David L. Byrn, Prescott, AZ                   2nd Honorable Mention: “ Up to,” Dalene Stull, Dan-
3rd Citation”: “She’s Something Else,” Richard T. Lake, New Cumberland, PA     ville, OH
                                                                               3rd Honorable Mention: “List-Less,” Lynn Fetterolf,
CATEGORY 9 – Mariah Quant memorial Award.                                      York, PA
 1st Prize: “Indian Leaf Butterfly,” Dalene Stull, Danville, OH                 1st Citation: “The Mechanics of It All,” Inge L. Kyler,
2nd Prize: “Bather at the Waterfall,” Theda Bassett, Salt Lake City, UT        Eaton Rapids, MI
3rd Prize: “The Taste of Dawn,” Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL                2nd Citation: “ Lindsey,” Nick Sweet, Ardmore, OK
 1st Honorable Mention: “The Heron,” Jim Barton, HUTTIG, AR                    3rd Citation: Amused My Muse,” David Byrn, Prescott,
2nd Honorable Mention: “The Eagle Tree,” Vera O. Bakker, WEST BOUNTIFUL,       AZ
3rd Honorable Mention: “An Autumn Artist,” Catherine Moran, LITTLE ROCK,       CATEGORY 14 – Dorman John Grace Memorial Award.
AR                                                                              1st Prize: “Inventory After Western Wildfires,” Marilyn
 1st Citation: “Unexpected Find at Dawn,” Marilyn Downing, HERSHEY, PA         Downing, Hershey, PA
2nd Citation: “Morning’s Baptism,” Loretta Diane Walker, Odessa, TX            2nd Prize: “Memoirs of An Old Confederate,” S. Di-
(NO 3rd Citation)                                                              anne Bobb, Cave Creek, AZ
                                                                               3rd Prize: “Mirror Images,” Catherine Moran, Little
CATEGORY 10 – Gwen Darling Glassberg Memorial Award.                           Rock, AR
 1st Prize: “Trauma,” Anne Pierre Spangler, Lebanon, PA                         1st Honorable Mention: “Father of the Bride,” Mary
2nd Prize: “Saxophone,” A. Carol Scott, Grayson, KY                            Mullen, Reading, MA
3rd Prize: “After the Great Sports Victory,” John McBridge, Bettendorf, IA     2nd Honorable Mention: “Buttered Toast,” Dalene
 1st Honorable Mention: “Layers,” Prabha Nayak Prabhu, Aldan, PA               Stull, Danville, OH
2nd Honorable Mention: “Muddy Gushing Magic,” Marilyn Downing, Hershey,        3rd Honorable Mention: “ The Eyes of Time,” A. Carol
PA                                                                             Scott, Grayson, KY
3rd Honorable Mention: “Letter From South Adams Street,” Madelyn Eastlund,      1st Citation: “The Price is Far Above Rubies,” Vera
Beverly Hills, FL                                                              Ogden Baker
 1st Citation: “The Viewing,” Lynn Fetterolf, York, PA                         2nd Citation: “The Missing Stone,” John Ottley, Alpha-
2nd Citation: “ Bathroom Thoughts,” Anthony Gulotta, Phoenixville, PA          retta, GA
(No 3rd Citation)                                                              3rd Citation: “ Dear Ol’ Days,” Dennis Norville, Latti-
                                                                               more, NC
CATEGORY 11 – Haiku, Senryu, Tanka
1st Prize: “capture,” Lynda LaRocca, Twin Lakes, CO                            CATEGORY 15 – William A. Hildebrant Memorial Award
2nd Prize: “moon-glow,” Anne Pierre Spangler, Lebanon, PA                       1st Prize: “The Torn Hat,” Joseph L. Whitten, Oden-
3rd Prize: “childish Insolence,” Richard T. Lake, New Cumberland, PA           ville, AL
1st Honorable Mention: “wood ducks,” Jim Barton, Huttig, AR                    2nd Prize: “Artist/Art Show,” Jacqueline Moffett, Pitts-
2nd Honorable Mention: “moonlit patch,” Sandra Ann Kolinofsky, Birdsboro,      ford, NY
PA                                                                             3rd Prize: “Still Life: Flask, Glass and Jug,” David Byrn,
3rd Honorable Mention: “flower - bay,” Prabha Prabhu, Aldan, PA                Prescott, AZ
1st Citation: “dappled shadows,” Lee Pelman Cotton, Locust Hill, VA             1st Honorable Mention: “Vincent VanGogh, Self-
2nd Citation: “chilly beach,” Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL                  Portrait, 1889,” J. Paul Holcolm, Double Oak, TX
3rd Citation: “eyes – tears,” Carol Clark, Aldan, PA                           2nd Honorable Mention: “Art Touching Art,” Catherine
                                                                               Moran, Little Rock, AR
CATEGORY 12 – Limerick Award                                                   3rd Honorable Mention: “Still Life,” Glenna Glee,
 1st Prize: “Like a Rocket,” Mary Mullen, Reading, MA                          Anderson, IN
2nd Prize: “Immersed in Summer,” Marilyn Downing, Hershey, PA                   1st Citation: “Painting in an Italian Restaurant,” Steve
3rd Prize: “Bicuspids Extraordinaire,” Lucille Morgan Wilson, Des Moines, IA   Concert, Harvey’s Lake, PA
 1st Honorable Mention: “Limerick, Cape Horn,” Lynn Fetterolf, York, PA        2nd Citation: “Farms as Art,” Dalene Stull, Danville,
2nd Honorable Mention: “Tolerance, ..wise woman,” J. Paul Holcomb, Double      OH
Oak, TX                                                                        3rd Citation: “Clay Vessel,” Lucille Morgan Wilson, Des
3rd Honorable Mention: “A Grace Decision,” Sandra Shaffer Van Doren, Mal-      Moines, IA
vern, PA
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CATEGORY 16 – Ruhl Memorial Award. Judge                       CATEGORY 19 – Blanche Whiting Keysner Memorial Award
 1st Prize: “Writing Ages,” Catherine Moran, Litle Rock, AR     1st Prize: “ I Writ a Pome,” Anne Pierre Spangler, Lebanon, PA
2nd Prize: “No Mortar Required,” Steve Concert, Harvey’s       2nd Prize: “Vignettes on Love,” Loretta Diane Walker, Odessa,
Lake, PA                                                       TX
3rd Prize: “”Harvesting Poetry,” Shirley Ensrud, Blue          3rd Prize: “”Mr. and Mrs. Applebough,” Ray Fulmer, Quaker-
Earth, MN                                                      town, PA
 1st Honorable Mention: “Weirdoes,” Glenna Glee, Ander-         1st Honorable Mention: “”Saying – Feeling,” Janet Lohr, New
son, IN                                                        Oxford, PA
2nd Honorable Mention: “ Unexpected,” Janet Lohr, New          2nd Honorable Mention: “The Power of Love,” Dalene Stull,
Oxford, PA                                                     Danville, OH
3rd Honorable Mention: “ What Is a Book,” Lynn Fetterolf       3rd Honorable Mention: “ The Contractor,” Marie-Louise
 1st Citation: “Cutting,” Dalene Stull, Danville, OH           Meyers, Oxford, PA
2nd Citation: “In the Home, One Size Fits All,” Lucille Mor-    1st Citation: “Aftertaste,” Steve Concert, Harvey’s Lake, PA
gan Wilson, Des Moines, IA                                     2nd Citation: “What is a Man to Do?” Richard Lake, New Cum-
3rd Citation: “The Poet,” Rose Ann Spaith, Columbus, OH        berland, PA
                                                               3rd Citation: “Anniversary Song,” Lucille Morgan Wilson, Des
CATEGORY 17 – Andy Fetterolf Memorial Award                    Moines, IA
 1st Prize: “To the Mother of Judas,” Susanna Roma,
Birdsboro, PA                                                  CATEGORY 20 – L. K. Roberts Memorial
2nd Prize: “A Child’s Prayer,” Catherine Moran, Little          1st Prize: “A Paradox,” Susanna Roma, Birdsboro, PA
Rock, AR                                                       2nd Prize: “Above the Saltmarsh of Life,” Ann Gasser, W. Read-
3rd Prize: “Faith,” Ann Gasser, W. Reading, PA                 ing, PA
 1st Honorable Mention: “After Reading Hopkins,” Mary          3rd Prize: “A Song to Hold for Solace,” Inge Logenburg Kyler,
Mullen, Reading, MA                                            Eaton Rapids, MI
2nd Honorable Mention: “The Gift of Grace,” Marie               1st Honorable Mention: “Poet’s Prayer,” Lynn Fetterolf, York,
Louise Meyers, Oxford, PA                                      PA
3rd Honorable Mention: “The Monks at St. John’s Abbey,”        2nd Honorable Mention: “The Peace Paradox,” Roberta Heyden-
John McBride, Bettendorf, IA                                   berk, Richlandtown, PA
 1st Citation: “Landscape at Sunrise,” Joseph Whitten,         3rd Honorable Mention: “Advice to a Young Mathematician,”
Odenville, AL                                                  Dalene Stull, Danville, OH
2nd Citation: “Witnesses to a Larger World,” Marilyn            1st Citation: “Drinking Song,” Marilyn Downing, Hershey, PA
Downing, Hershey, PA                                           2nd Citation: “3rd World,” Steve Concert, Harvey’s Lake, PA
(No 3rd Citation)                                              3rd Citation: “ Nature’s Magum Opus,” Anthony Gulotta, Phoe-
                                                               nixville, PA
CATEGORY 18 — Shoemaker/Recchia Memorial Award
 1st Prize: “A Town from Grandparent Yesterdays,” Inge L.      CATEGORY 21 – Clifton/Guhl Memorial
Kyler, Eaton Rapids, MI                                         1st Prize: “On My 62nd Birthday,” Ray Fulmer, Quakertown, PA
2nd Prize: “Time Warp,” Louise Morgan Wilson, Des              2nd Prize: “Hey, Kid with the Gameboy,” Marilyn Downing, Her-
Moines, IA                                                     shey, PA
3rd Prize: “Lofty Profile,” Susanna Roma, Birdsboro, PA        3rd Prize: “Dissolving,” A. Carol Scott, Grayson, KY
 1st Honorable Mention: “Tillie and the Safe Haven,” Ann        1st Honorable Mention: “The Waitress,” Lynn Fetterolf, York, PA
Gasser, W. Reading, PA                                         2nd Honorable Mention: “On the Way to Chinese Cuisine,”
2nd Honorable Mention: “A Boy’s View of Brandywine,”           Loretta D. Walker, Odessa, TX
Marie Louise Meyers, Oxford, PA                                3rd Honorable Mention: “The Caretaker,” Anne Pierre Spangler,
3rd Honorable Mention: “John Burns – Hero of Gettys-           Lebanon, PA
burg,” Richard Lake, New Cumberland, PA                         1st Citation: “Even Here,” Lynda LaRocca, Twin Lakes, CO
 1st Citation: “Cemetery at Gettysburg,” Marilyn Downing,      2nd Citation: “Mother’s Daily Ritual,” Jacqueline Moffett, Pitts-
Hershey, PA                                                    ford, NY
2nd Citation: “Stoneycreek River,” Janet Lohr, New Ox-         3rd Citation: “Joseph,” Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR
ford, PA
3rd Citation: “They Called her Dr. Mary,” Anne Pierre
Spangler, Lebanon, PA
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      C o n f e r e n c e                                                                E d i t o r ’ s           R e m a r k s
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                                                                                     Dear PPS,
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                                                                                          This is the first newsletter of my second year as
                                                                                     editor. I want to thank everyone who has expressed
                                                                                     their support and enjoyment of the new format. It is
Reconciliation                                                                       wonderful to be working in such a warm and welcom-
                                                                                     ing organization.
Word over all, beautiful as the sky,                                                     PPS is growing in really exciting ways. So many of
Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage must in time be utterly lost,        you are doing interesting things. I love getting e-
That the hands of the sisters Death and Night incessantly softly wash again,         mails and notes from folks who are publishing chap-
    and ever again, this soil’d world;                                               books or being published in anthologies. I know
For my enemy is dead, a man divine as myself is dead,                                there are more of you who are activating poetry and
I look where he lies white-faced and still in the coffin--I draw near,               poetry interest in your communities.
Bend down and touch lightly with my lips the white face in the coffin.                   I want to take this opportunity to iterate that I am
                                                                                     eager to hear from you! Please write to me with any
   Miller’s dynamic, engaging presentation was then followed by readings of          questions, ideas, articles or reviews for this, our pub-
award winning poetry from attendee winners of the this year’s PPS contest.           lication.
National Federation of State Poetry Societies president Nancy Baass, who                 Please take a moment to e-mail me your vote for
came all the way from Houston, Texas, gave closing remarks.                          the title change by July 1.
   Baass was accompanied by her mother, 92, one of the past national presi-
dents and a former Texas poet laureate, who used to travel with Nancy in a           All best,
Winnebago across their state attending poetry conferences. Mom insisted on           -April Line
coming to Gettysburg because she had never been here.
   Please send comments and your poetry to Ar-
chived columns can be found at or

                                                                                            T r o u t P o e m s ,
                                                                                                 R e p r i n t

                                                                                              William Trout
                                                                                              Here the gray, shrouding chill,
                                                                                              A little gritted, a little grimed,
           There were a few typos in these Trout poems last time. We’re re-                   Wraps us, and beneath this hill,
           printing them for you to enjoy a second time, in their perfected ver-              At a time neatly timed,
           sions.                                                                             Time breaks, obedient to the Will.
                                                                                              Between the railroad and the meadow,
                                                                                              Between the highway and the west,
                                                                                              Slopes this dull and spiky fallow,
                                          North of the Old Orchard, the House Shambles        Where only, and at last, is rest;
                                          William Trout
                                                                                              From here, these need not to go,—
   With These uncertain
                                          North of the old orchard, the house shambles        No more need know dispersal, not
           times, consider                Earthward; in angles the sloping porches hold       Dull integration in the weave,—
                                          Damp mats of leaves faded; the door stumbles        Unborn at last, unbegot,
             sponsoring a                 Ajar vaguely, to admit the manifold                 Not to fear, not to grieve
                                          Inquisitive cavalcades of rain and sleet,           Longer, by the world forgotten.
 poetry contest—the cost                  Of mist and frost and snow, to wander through
                                          The lank rooms. That ever human feet                             . . .
  is $50. Write to Ann                    Here dragged or danced, the witnesses are few.
                                          And yet, and yet, to one who comes in faith—        End? End, to all intent.
             Copeland for                 Renouncing time’s treason and allure                But yet the inference that I found,
                                          Of somnolent senses—infrequently is shown           Or seemed to find, as I bent
                   details.               Plane displaced by plane, a sudden, sure            Long stare upon the secretive ground,—
                                          Radiance,—life in dazzling depth,                   This was the panther’s blandishment?
                                          Beyond the tyranny of weathering stone.
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                    P P S        M e m b e r            P u b l i s h e s             C h a p b o o k

     Jason Fritz, a PPS Member and resident of Rosemont, PA, has a chapbook!
     Putting Bybeetown on the Map by Jason Scott Fritz will be coming out in Summer or Fall 09 from Finishing Line Press.
  Visit them on the web at

     Jason Fritz was born in 1978 in Richmond, Kentucky, where he spent his childhood and young adult life. He is a recipient of
  the William Carlos Williams Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets at the University of Pennsylvania, a contest open
  to all graduate students. He is also a recipient of the Terry M. Krieger Award, a prize given to the Haverford College senior dem-
  onstrating the greatest achievement in writing during the junior and senior years. His poems have appeared in the Journal of
  the American Medical Association, Mad Poets Journal, Stickman Review, and Appalachian Heritage. Jason holds degrees from
  Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a degree from Teachers College, Columbia Uni-
     Following are some selected poems.

Richard Stands                                        John 3:16 at Three and at Sixteen

As my Yorkshire Terrier’s ears perk up                From dust on the family Bible in the center of our living room,
In the midst of a Beethoven symphony,                 I formed something with my fingers (that something-that-is-
I am reminded that I am always aloof                  Nothing to most adults), but, to my mother, those scribbles
To the acute subtleties of any sound.                 Told of a creation story, as I wrestled restlessly on Sabbath days.
Perhaps my dog understands the genius
Of this composer, or is it the familiar gait          At three and at sixteen, I so loved the words of my mother, words
Of a neighbor on the stairwell three flights          That I found meaning in versus verses from the Bible. Her face
Down? Quite possibly, it is the scurrying             Was more pronounced than her Southern-drawl-drawn-out vowels,
Of rodents behind these walls of sheetrock—
                                                      As she vowed to pray for me and bowed her head in sighs, silences.
Tchaikovsky might be conducting a number
Of the Nutcracker Suite there for all I hear.
In retrospect, I have been so hypocritical            From dust on the family Bible in the center of our living room,
As to laugh at my niece who, as a child,              My mother formed something with her fingers (that-something-that-is-
Misheard the words of a cyclist passing               Nothing to most children), but, to her child, those lines
Through the neighborhood, as he halted                Were a story’s creation, the straight and narrow path of writing.
His bike before the reddish-brown Boxer
Next door that we all knew as “Spike”,
A dog whose loving nature and muscular
Frame could be misinterpreted as an attack.
He asked her, “Does that dog bite?” She heard,                                   Sewing Bluegrass
“Is that dog Spike?” and her affirmative
      response                                                                   I am not a native to this area
Prompted the man to furiously pedal away.                                        Where I walk the long isles
But then there was me in the second grade.                                       Of the local hardware store
I stood each morning, pledging my allegiance                                     Early on a Saturday morning
To the Republic and for a man who must                                           In search of the grass seeds
Have done something unbelievably patriotic,                                      That will not only diversify
As I placed my right hand across my heart,                                       The indigenous lawn varieties
With my classmates all around, I wondered                                        But the seeds that will struggle,
If it was just me who had this burning desire                                    Taking root in inhospitable
To find out exactly who was Richard Stands.                                      Grounds with an unquenchable
                                                                                 Thirst I can water heavily with
                                                                                 Interminable drops pouring,
                                                                                 Reflecting upwards pieces of me.
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         C a r l i s l e
    P o e t s C o n t e s t                                                                      O b i t u a r y

              Deadline postmarked by October 31st open to all poets.               Our long-time member Leon S. Geoffrey, 91, of
                                                                                   Cumberland Crossings in Carlisle died on Sunday,
Categories:                                                                        March 1, 2009, at the Carlisle Regional Medical
(1) Poems about children; Lillian Skeeter Cannon Memorial Award sponsored
by Constance Crawford;                                                             He was a poet with three published volumes, past
                                                                                   president of the Carlisle Poets Workshop, and had
(2) Poems about animals; Kenneth W. Polhemus Memorial Award sponsored by           also been vice president of the Pennsylvania Poetry
Jennifer Polhemus ;                                                                Society.

 (3)Poems about grandparents; Carlisle Poets Members Memorial Award spon-          Memorial contributions may be made to the
sored by Joy Campbell and Lynda Rush Myers.                                        Beth Tikvah Congregation
                                                                                   P.O. Box 814
Prizes are $40, $10, $5 plus 3 Honorable Mentions and 3 Citations. For win-        Carlisle, PA 17013
ners list send SASE or email address. Send entries to: Chris Bilger 224 N. Pitt
St., Carlisle PA 17013.                                                            or to the
                                                                                   Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation
                                                                                   274 Wilson St.
                                                                                   Carlisle, PA 17013.
Submission Guidelines: Only unpublished poems and no poems that have won
$10 or more. Each poem should fit on one 8 ½” X 11” page. Poems should not
be considered for other contests simultaneously. Submit two copies of each
poem. Both copies must specify contest category in upper left corner and only
one copy have poets contact information in upper right corner. $3 entry fee per
poem must accompany entry. There is no limit to number of entries. Make
check payable to: Carlisle Poets. Poems will not be returned.

Carlisle Poets Contest Committee: Joy Campbell, Jennifer Polhemus and Chris

          W e ’ r e i n H o t
           W a t e r N o w                                                  A n t h o l o g y D e a d l i n e
                                                                                     E x t e n d e d

 By Pam Barney, PPS Member                                                To celebrate our 60 years together as the Pennsylvania
                                                                       Poetry Society, we are creating a commemorative anthology
 We don’t know beans about bundling debt                               containing poems about poets. The anthology should be
 and trillions don’t really grow on trees.                             available for distribution at our meeting at Allenberry in Octo-
 We do know the piper must be paid
                                                                       ber. We invite you to submit no more than three (3) poems cen-
 because there’s no free lunch any more.
                                                                       tering on the theme of “The Poet” or “The Gettysburg Experience”
                                                                       no later than July 31. The line limit is 60 lines.
 Well, before we’re sold down the river,
                                                                          Previously published work will be accepted. Judging by the An-
 let’s get our noses out of that face book
                                                                       thology Committee will be blind. We encourage you to submit your
 and stop tweeting around.
                                                                       poems by e-mail to Lynn Fetterolf, our vice president, at
 Focus, people, focus
                                                              If you do not have email, please send two
                                                                       copies of each poem, one copy identified with your name and ad-
 This poem appeared on Mother’s Day in the Patriot
                                                                       dress, to
                                                                       DeAnna Spurlock,
                                                                       PPS President,
                                                                       110 South Bedford
                                                                       Street, Carlisle, PA
                                                                       We also plan to publish several PPS poets, now deceased. The
                                                                       new deadline is July 31, 2009.
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                                         P o e t r y           c o n t e s t s

Autumn House Poetry                                                  Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg P. Prizes
 Deadline: June 1                                                     Deadline: Oct 17
 Entry fee: $25/sub.                                                  Entry fee:$10/sub.
 Required: Full-length Collection                                     Required: all writers under 40 yrs. on Nov. 6, 2009
   50-80 pages                                                        Prize:$100-$25,000
 Prize: Book Pub.; $1000 advance                                     Website:
   against royalties; $1500 travel
   grant to 2009 Autumn House                                        Frances Locke Memorial P. Award
   Master Authors Series Pittsburgh                                   Deadline: June 15
Website:                                          Entry fee: $10/sub. of 1-5 poems
                                                                      Required: 1-5 poems; each no longer than 2 pages
Brittingham and Pollak Prizes in P.                                   Prize: $1000, pub. and copies
 Sub. Period: Sept. 1 – Oct. 1                                       Website:
 Entry fee: $25/sub.
 Required: Book-length manuscript;                                   Guy Owen Prize
  original 50-80 pages                                                Deadline: March 1 – June 15
 Prize: $1000, $1500 honorarium for                                   Entry fee: $15 incl. sub. to Southern Poetry Review
  reading in Madison, WI                                              Required: 3-5 unpub. p. (10 pages max.)
Website:                                                              Prize: $1000 and pub.                         Website:

Colorado Prize for P.                                                Hollis Summers P. Prize Competition
 Deadline: Oct.1 - Jan 14                                            Deadline: Oct. 31
 Entry fee: $25 (inc. sub. Colorado Review)                           Entry fee: $20/sub.
 Required: book-length coll. orig. unpub. 40-100 pages                Required: unpub. collection orig. p. 60-95 pages
 Prize: Pub.                                                          Prize: $1000 and pub. by Ohio University Press
Website:                   Website:

                                          P o e t i c          P r o c e s s ?

John Holcombe                                         There are nonetheless strategies to make best use of your
    One question is often asked in poetry lessons: is there         time. The stages below do not need to be followed mechani-
some cycle to writing? Can the process be standardized, or          cally, and there are poems that spring almost perfect from
made more efficient?                                                first putting pen to paper. But first blooms are rarities, and
    The answer is yes, up to a point. Poets keep files of poems     may be no better than the products of prolonged toil, in which
in various stages of construction, and work on them as circum-      art has concealed art. You need to develop your own working
stances permit. The various stages call on very different skills,   methods.
moreover, and a working session often sees several poems            1. Theme: an idea or inspiration forms
being attended to at the same time.                                 2. First Draft: the process of putting words to page. Establish
    Professional writers soon learn the elements of construc-       form, rhyme scheme, etc.
tion, indeed must to survive in a very competitive market. The      3. Crafting: analysis of language, poetic devices and imagery.
slant, number of words, diction suitable for the intended audi-     4. Evaluation: repeat stages 1-3
ence, quotes required, references for further reading — all         5. Polishing: put the poem away for several weeks or months.
these will be have been set by the publication in question, and     Return to it with fresh eyes and further hone the crafting.
the writer's task is simply to gather material and then shape it.   6. Submit for Publication: select publications carefully and
    Not so poetry. Poems grow much more haphazardly: in odd         strictly adhere to their submission guidelines.
directions, by fits and starts, never to foreseen conclusions or    7. Publicize: network, join poetry groups, attend poetry
any conclusions at all. Many, probably the great majority, are      events, edit anthologies.
never accepted by reputable magazines and simply have to be
aired in poetry groups and then filed for attention years later.
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A m e r i c a n L i f e                 i n P o e t r y :                       C r i t i q u e S e r v i c e
            C o l u m n                 2 1 0                                   A n n o u n c e m e n t &
                                                                                      g u i d e l i n e s
 BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE                                          The critique service is free and available only to PPS
 My father was the manager of a store in which chairs were                  Headed by Richard Lake, the committee is com-
 strategically placed for those dutiful souls waiting and                prised of accomplished, published PPS members.
 waiting and waiting and waiting for shoppers. Such pa-                     Richard’s job is to facilitate the critiquing process so
 tience is the most exhausting work there is, or so it seems             that reviewers will remain anonymous.
 at the time. This poem by Joseph O. Legaspi perfectly cap-
 tures one of those scenes.                                                 Poets are entitled to submit three poems (each no
                                                                         longer than one page) to the Critique Committee during
                                                                         a four-month period.
 At the Bridal Shop
                                                                         Mail the following items to Richard:
 The gowns and dresses hang                                              - Poems, maximum of three
 like fleece in their glaring                                            - One blank sheet per poem (for the critique comments)
 whiteness, sheepskin-softness,                                          - One manila SASE with enough postage for the return
 the ruffled matrimonial love in which the brides-                       of six sheets.
 in-waiting dance around, expectantly,                                   - One unaddressed manila envelope with enough post-
 hummingbirds to tulips. I was dragged here:                             age for the mailing of six sheets
 David's Bridal, off the concrete-gray arterial
 highways of a naval town. I sink into the flush                         His address is 501 Second St., New Cumberland, PA
 bachelors' couch, along with other men sprinkled
 throughout the shop, as my friend and her female compa-                 Once Richard receives the packet, he’ll send it to one of
 triots parade                                                           the anonymous critics who will have 30 days to return
 taffeta dresses in monstrous shades of pastels—                         the critiqued poems to the poet.
 lilacs, periwinkles—the colors of weddings and religious                The postage should cost in the neighborhood of $2.50.
 holidays. Trains drag on the floor, sleeves drape
 like limp, pressed sheets of candied fruits,                            **It is very important to assemble your packet care-
 ribbons fluttering like pale leaves. I watch                            fully, for poems not conforming to the guidelines will not
 families gathered together: the women, like worshippers,                be critiqued!
 circling around the smiling brides-to-be, as if they were
 the anointed ones. The men, in turn, submerge
 deeper into couches, into sleep, while the haloed,
 veiled women cannot contain their joy,
 they flash their winning smiles, and they are beautiful.
                                                                                    N E W        M E M B E R S

 American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation        Welcome new members!
 (, publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also
 supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-
                                                                          Guillermo L. Bosch, New Oxford, PA
 Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2007 by Joseph O. Legaspi, whose most
                                                                          Dr. David Blane Cable, Johnstown PA
 recent book of poems is "Imago," Cavankerry Press, 2007. Poem re-
                                                                          Douglas Crist, Gettysburg, PA
 printed from "Crab Orchard Review," Vol. 12, no. 2, 2007, by permis-
                                                                          Michael Crist, Gettysburg, PA
 sion of Joseph O. Legaspi. Introduction copyright © 2009 by The Po-
                                                                          Frances Leister, Annville, PA
 etry Foundation. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as
                                                                          David Meyers, New Oxford, PA
 United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of
                                                                          Trena L. Pelham, Philadelphia, PA
 Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscript
                                                                          Harry Vann Phillips, Carlisle, PA
                                                                          Jennifer Polhemus, Carlisle, PA
                                                                          Jean H. Raynor, Henrico, VA
                                                                          Dana Sauers, Hanover, PA
                                                                          Mildred Taylor, Ligonier, PA
                                                                          Rebecca Weiss, Devon, PA
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                                       S t a t e w i d e       P o e t r y         E v e n t s

 Harrisburg: The Almost Uptown Poetry           Camp Hill: Poetry Thursdays, at Crim-     Bloomsburg: River Poets offer the follow-
 Cartel hosts this community reading se-        son Frog Coffeehouse, 1104 Carlisle       ing events
 ries, every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00         Road, Camp Hill, PA, 717-730-0633, 7-     NOTE: Most events are held at Phillips
 p.m.                                           9 p.m., presented by the Almost Up-       Emporium, 10-12 East Main Street,
 Open to all who'd like to share or listen to   town Poetry Cartel and hosted by Marty    Bloomsburg (downtown, revitalized) PA.
 the many varieties of spoken word.             Esworthy. For more information: 717-      For our readings at Phillip's Emporium
 Open mic and featured perfomers at the         761-4721                                  (not July and Aug.) people can gather after
 Reel Cafe at the Midtown Cinema,                                                         7:00 p.m. Poetry readings will start
 250 Reily Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102                                                   PROMPTLY at 7:30 p.m.
                                                Pittsburgh: The Gist Street Readings
                                                are held monthly and feature local and
                                                national poets and writers. The series    Pittsburgh Area:
 State College: Open Poetry Workshop at
                                                focuses on emerging writers either        June 2: Arlan Hess, Mike Schneider, Chris-
 East West Crossings Tea Shop, Cafe,
                                                                                          tina Springer. Hemingway's. 8 pm. Free.
 Books and Art every Wednesday night            publishing in national journals and
                                                                                          June 6: POETRY WITHOUT WALLS, an open-
 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Poets, readers, lis-        magazines or publishing their first or
                                                                                          mic reading at Garfield ArtWorks, 4931
 teners and poetry in different languages       second books. The readings are unpre-     Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. Begins at 8:00
 are all welcome. So far we have heard          tentious and fun.                         pm. Free. Contact Ed Bortz,
 poetry read in English, Bengali, Manda-        Held at James Simon’s sculpture stu- 412-231-1581.
 rin, German, Hindi, Dutch, French and          dio, 305 Gist Street, Uptown Pitts-       June 9: Judith Dorian, Roberta Hatcher,
 Korean. 201 Elmwood St. Lower Level            burgh. 3rd floor. Time: Socializing       Gene Hirsch, Paul Zdrale, jr. Hemingway's. 8
 Sate College, PA 814-234-8810                  starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15.   pm. Free.
                                                Readings begin around 8:00 p.m.           More listings at: http://
                                                Bring and enjoy: BYOB. Homemade 
                                                bread by Antoine. Chips. Raffle prizes.
                                                Much more. Cost: $5

                             B i e n n i a l M e e t i n g E a r l y                        B i r d
                                      R e g i s t r a t i o n F o r m

     We heartily invite you to attend our luncheon at Allenberry Resort, Inn and Playhouse in Boiling Springs on
     October 10, 2008. The member meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by noon lunch and a work-
     Please return the below form to Ann Copeland at RR1, Box 1452, Little Meadows, PA 18830.

                 P P S        L u n c h e o n :           O c t o b e r          1 1 ,     2 0 0 8        N o o n

_______I will attend (enclose check for $20.00/person)

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         P P S         C o n t a c t s
S T A F F        O F       P P S , I N C .              C h a p t e r         C o n t a c t         I n f o
President: DeAnna Spurlock
Honorary President: Steven G. Concert
                                                   Cadence Crafters: 610-534-0615
Vice President: Lynn Fetterolf                     Carlisle Poets: Joy Campbell,
Honorary Vice President: Janice Freytag
Recording Secretary: Lynda Myers                   Keysner Poets: Marilyn Downing, 717-533-7097
Corresponding Secretary: Joy Campbell              Young At Heart: Ann Lasky, 717-867-4837,
Treasurer: Ann Copeland
Historian: Nancy Kline                             Gettysburg Poetry Society (GPS): Linda Clark, 717-337-9093
(2010) Mary McCarthy, Richard Lake
(2012) Vicky Fake-Weldon, Chair; Richard Lake
(2014) Catherine Hoffman, Ann Gasser
Membership Committee:
        Nancy Kline, Chair; Kara Valore
        Marilyn Downing, Joy Campbell
PPS Contest Chair: Lynda Myers
Ferguson Contest Chair: Richard Lake
Pegasus Contest Chair: Marilyn Downing
Prize Poems: Ann Gasser
Endowments & Audit: The Trustees
Penns to Paper Editor: April Line
Bulk Mail: PPS Volunteers
PPS Webmaster: Adrienne Wolter
                                                                      A b o u t       U s

Mailing Addresses                                   Founded in 1949, PPS, Inc. is a non-profit group of poets and
                                                aspiring poets, most of whom reside in PA, who are involved in
DeAnna Spurlock (PPS President)
110 S. Bedford Street
                                                poetry at local, state, and national levels.
Carlisle, PA 17013                                  At the local level, active chapters hold monthly meetings and
717-258-5243 -              workshops, sponsor poetry readings and contests as well as print
Lynn Fetterolf (PPS Vice-President)             anthologies of members’ poems. Some members serve as con-
492 Kreutz Creek Road                           test judges and teach poetry writing in schools, colleges, retire-
York, PA 17406-8060                             ment communities, etc.
717-757-3154 -
                                                    At the state level, one can join PPS, Inc., either as a member
Joy Campbell (Corresponding Secretary)
10 Polecat Road
                                                at large or as a member of a local chapter. All chapter members
Landisburg, PA 17040                            must be members of PPS, Inc.                              A new chapter can be formed by five or more PPS members
                                                who have a slate of officers and by-laws compatible with those of
Ann Copeland (Treasurer)
RR1, Box 1452                                   PPS, Inc.
Little Meadows, PA 18830                            At the national level, the National Federation of State Poetry
570-744-2827 -                Societies (NFSPS) describes itself as "An educational and literary
Richard Lake (Critique Committee Chair)         organization dedicated to the writing and appreciation of poetry
501 Second St.                                  in America." Its four-day annual conventions are held in a differ-
New Cumberland, PA 17070
                                                ent state each year and offer workshops as well as intellectual
Vicky Fake-Weldon (PPS Trustee Chair)           and creative commerce between members of state poetry socie-
108 North 26th St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
717-737-5342 -                    Contact Nancy Kline to become a member or join online by
                                                visiting Click “State Links” and then
Lynda Myers (PPS Contest Chair)                 “Pennsylvania” to access our site.
1904 Walnut Bottom Rd.
Newville, PA 17241
717-776-9667 -

April Line (PPS Newsletter Editor)
452 N. Pitt St.                                        P e n n s      t o P a p e r P a g e
Carlisle PA 17013                                                     E d i t o r s                              Ann Gasser, Challenge Page Editor, 801 Spruce St. West
                                                  Reading, PA 19611 or

                                                  Nancy Kline, Awards Editor, 1040 Dogwood Dr. PO box 125
                                                  Cornwall, PA 17016

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