Past GPS Presidents

This page celebrates leaders of the Georgia (State) Poetry Society, with their term in office. *deceased


Edward Davin Vickers* (1979 – 1981)

Author:  Echo in the Woods


Dr. Bettie Sellers* (1981 – 1983)

Author:  Spring Onions and Cornbread; Morning of the Red-Tailed Hawk; Liza’s Monday and Other Poems; Wild Ginger


Dorothy Williamson Worth* (1983 – 1985)

Author:  Desert Places


Dr. E. Jerome Zeller* (1985 – 1987)

Author:


Calvin Atwood* (1987 – 1988)

Author:  A Squadron of Roses; Isle of You


Dr. Frank McKemie* (1988 – 1990)

Author:


Ethelene Dyer Jones (1990 – 1992)

Author:  The Singing in the Wood


Georgia T. Henry-Pearson (1992 – 1993)

Author:


B. I. Garland* (1993 – 1995)

Author:


Margery V. Carlson* (1995 – 1997)

Author:  Message from the Blueberries and Other Poems


Emily Blake Vail* (1997 – 1999)

Author:  Poems from Time Past:  Crossroads, Byways, Destinations;  Poems:…this fragile earth…


Herbert W. Denmark* (1999 – 2001)

Author:  In Metaphysical Splendor


John K. Ottley, Jr. (2001 –  2003)

Author:  The Hope of Upstream Water; The Seventh Deadliest Fear


Rosemary Mauldin (2003 – 2004)

Author:


Steven Owen Shields (2004 – 2007)

Author:  Daimonion Sonata (2005)


Ron W. Self (2007 – 2009)

Author:  Rich Man’s Son; Requiem for the Unconvinced; Art of War


Keith Badowski (2009 – 2011)

Author:  My Wife Warned Me and I Did It Anyway


Robert S. King (2011)

Author:  Messages from Multiverses; Developing a Photograph of God; Diary of the Last Person on Earth; One Man’s Profit; The Gravedigger’s Roots; The Hunted River; Traveler’s Tale; Dream of the Electric Eel; When Stars fall Down as Snow


Steven Owen Shields (interim, Oct 2011- Jan 2012)

Author:  Daimonion Sonata (2005)


Sandy Hokanson (2012 – 2014)

Author:  Snow on Stone; South of the Ordinary


Ira Harrison* (2014 – 2016)

Author:  Poetry and Prevention; B.A.A.D. Beautiful African-American Daughters:  Poems of Tribute


Michael Diebert (2016 – 2018)

Author:  Life Outside the Set (2016)


Miriam C. Jacobs (2018 – 2020)

Author:


Steven Owen Shields (2020 –    )

Author:  Daimonion Sonata (2005); Valentines for Many People (2012); Creation Story (2019); Random Acts of Childhood (2020)

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