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Poetry Society of SC readings and workshops are supported by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging, and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, culture, and heritage.

Upcoming Events

Facets of Metaphor: A Workshop with Fred Dings
Sat, Nov 07
Online Workshop
Nov 07, 10:00 AM
Online Workshop
This craft talk will examine the many sides of metaphor, exploring metaphor as ornament versus locus of meaning; explicit and implicit metaphor; metaphor that clarifies meaning and metaphor that adds ambiguity; metaphor that parses and unites, and other considerations.
November Reading: Laure-Anne Bosselaar & Aidan Forster
Fri, Nov 13
Zoom Event
Nov 13, 7:00 PM
Zoom Event


PSSC has two rounds of poetry contests each academic year, Fall and Spring.

Prize-winning poems are published on this website and in the Poetry Society of South Carolina Yearbook, published annually since 1922 and now distributed to libraries of SC schools and universities, as well as to the membership.

Woman Typing

"I love what syntax can do in a poem, its ability to indicate not just sequence but also hierarchy and relationships, its role in manipulating the rhythm and pacing. Syntax is truly like a conductor leading an orchestra."

Susan Laughter Meyers

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The Poetry Society of South Carolina
P.O. Box 1090
Charleston, SC 29402

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