Christopher Soden

On Oct. 13, 2018, Christopher Soden, named “a distinguished poet of Dallas” in 2001, gave a program titled: Tantalizing: Disclosure and the Craft of Poetry. Poems should entice the reader to “infer, surprise, and extrapolate meaning;” that is, read between the lines. He invited participation from audience members about the possible meanings of several poems. Photo by Ann Howells.

Steve Sanders, aka Blackbeads

Steve Sanders began his Sept. 8, 2018, program titled “Fun Ways to Present Poetry” by donning his Blackbead persona, and reading from his Pirate’s Log Book. Photo by Susan Maxwell Campbell

Dr. Bruce Bond

Dr. Bruce Bond is a classical guitarist and a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas. In his May 12, 2018, program, Dr. Bond read from several of his books, welcoming questions and comments in between poems. Photo by Robert Schinzel.

2018-03-10 Michelle Hartman

March 10, 2018: Guest speaker Michelle Hartman, Fort Worth, entertained us with her program, “Humor in Writing Poetry.” JDarrell Kirkley introduced her as “a personality, a real character…her style delivers poetry with an uppercut and a punch.” Michelle is the editor of Photo by JDarrell Kirkley













2017 Student Awards

2017 Monthly Meetings

2016 Awards Banquet

2016 NFSPS Summer Convention

The convention was held at the lovely Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska, Minnesota, and was hosted by The League of Minnesota Poets. Winners of the 2016 NFSPS Annual Contests are listed on their website under Contests.

2016 Monthly Meetings

2015 Awards Banquet

2015 NFSPS Summer Convention

2015 Monthly Meetings

2014 Awards Banquet

Photo credits go to Aman Khan, Barbara Blanks, and Irene Robertson. And thanks to Linda Banks for her assistance! Click photos to enlarge to slideshow view.

Monthly Speakers

Lynn Lewis Book Signing

Annual Awards Banquet 2013

The following photos are of some of our winners. Our apology if you were a winner and do not see your photo. A few of them either did not get taken or did not turn out. Several poets won more than one contest. Congratulations to all our winners! Photos by Aman Khan and Mark Ayers.