This is a list of SMPS members with their awards, accomplishments and publications. If you would like YOUR name added or information updated, please contact the SMPS Treasurer.
|Name||Member Since||Awards & Accomplishments||Publications||Other|
|Jose Aguillon, Jr.||2013||Hate, Love and Loneliness||Student member|
|Phyllis Borchert||before 2006|
|Ed Brekke-Kramer||before 2006||2nd Place Adult – Humorous Category of the Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride Contest 2013||Image and the Word Participant|
|Yvonne Cariveau||2005||SMPS Officer, Image and the Word Co-Founder, Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride Founder||Mankato WordWalk 2011|
|Colin Chambers||before 2006|
|Susan Stevens Chambers||before 2006||Winner of numerous LOMP poetry contests. Completed 2 poetry manuscripts, a chapbook, and finished a play. Has a novel in progress.
Minneapolis Regional News; UU Minister’s Publication; Minn. Law and Politics Magazine; Family Law Forum-a magazine for divorce attorneys; The Legal Studies Forum “Off the Record, an Anthology of Poetry by Lawyers”
|Hostess of the Blizzard and Woodtick Poetry Retreats, Liasion for SMPS to LOMP, Poetry Contest Chair for LOMP and Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride and an Image and the Word Participant
Has taught poetry in schools in Minnesota, Texas, Utah and Iowa. She has presented poetry, copyright and publishing contract speeches in Louisiana, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Utah, Florida, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
|Keegan Chambers Anderson||2008||Student member|
|Meredith Cook||before 2006||Collegiate Poetry Contest for “Lyric” magazine, 1977, LOMP 2012 Award of Merit winner and winner of numerous LOMP poetry contests and award.
||Word Flight|| Editor of the LOMP magazine, the Mocassin since 1990
Image and the Word Participant
|Shirley Ensrud||before 2006||Poet laureate of the League of Minnesota Poets||Small Town and Everyday Things : (Of Children and Community)||Image and the Word Participant|
|Christina Flaugher||before 2006||President of the League of Minnesota Poets, past Manningham Poetry Contest Chair||Intervals in Life|
|Britt Fleming||2007||Interview with Britt, Britt’s website|
|Craig Groe||2008||Visual artist, http://www.mnartists.org/artistHome.do?action=info&rid=4671
SMPS 4th Thursday night Coordinator
|Monica Haack||before 2006||Lifetime Member of Southern Mn Poets Society|
|Janelle Hawkridge||2011||Poet Artist Collaboration XI, Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota, April, 2012|
|Esther Hoffmann||2012||3rd Place Adult Humorous Category of Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride 2013|
|John Just||2013||1st Place Adult Humorous Category Winner of Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride 2013|
|Derek Liebertz||2005||SMPS President in 2012-2013, Image and the Word Co-Founder||Image and the Word Participant|
|Sandra Newbauer||before 2006||Image and the Word Participant|
|Henry Panowitsch||2010||2nd and 3rd Place Adult Serious Category Winner of Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride 2013||Prairie enthusiast, http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteer/novdec11/private_lands.html|
|Kathleen Pederzani||before 2006||1998 and 2000 winner of several NFSPS poetry contests|
|Joellen Preston||2013||Also a visual artist, http://mnartists.org/artistHome.do?rid=9639|
|Lorna Rafness||2013||Happenstance Girl|
|John Rezmerski||1997||Professor Emeritus of Gustavus Adolphus College, Devins Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rhysling Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Past poet laureate of the League of Minnesota Poets.||County Lines,Growing Down, Counting Sheep and many others||http://john.rezmerski.com/Welcome.html
Image and the Word Participant
|Geraldine Tostenson||2004||SMPS Treasurer until June, 2013|