As a member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, KSPS is committed to the support of many programs, including the acknowledgement of the accomplishments of various state members and opportunities for recognition in poetry–most importantly, perhaps, to student writers. KSPS is committed to supporting the writers of America’s future and joins NFSPS in that goal. For more information about NFSPS, click here for the current issue of Strophes, the national society’s official newsletter.
KSPS supports poetry locally and regionally through its adult and student poetry contests, the publication of its poetry journal Pegasus, and through activities which promote poetry throughout the Commonwealth.
Officers, Chairs, & Regional Directors
KSPS is made up of individuals who volunteer their time and efforts for the furtherance of poetry. The following individuals may be contacted for information about KSPS and its body of work.
Sarah McCartt-Jackson, President
Amelia Martens, Vice President
Jennifer Barricklow, Secretary
Kathleen Gregg, Treasurer
Lorie Zientiara, East Regional Director
Tom Hunley, West Regional Director
Matt Birkenhauer, Member-At-Large
Tasha Cotter, Immediate Past President
Becky Lindsay, Pegasus Editor
Mark Payne, Pegasus Assistant Editor
Shelda Hale, Adult Contest Chair
Kelly Vance, Student Contest Chair
Mary Allen, Membership Chair
Vacancies: Historian, Digital Media Coordinator