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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

Due to COVID-19 and our uncertainty regarding in-person meetings, the locations and times of the following events are currently TBD. If we cannot assemble in person, the events will be presented on Zoom. Final determination will be posted here as each event date nears.

  • Sat, May 15
    Zoom Workshop
    May 15, 10:00 AM
    Zoom Workshop
    The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz, and Memory: How to Make Your Poetry Swing

Contests - Submissions For Spring & Fall Writing Contests 

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

Contact Us

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

February's Reading

Watch February's Reading with Joy Priest and Joshua Garcia