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Midwest Federation of Chaparral Poets. Iowa Chapter

 Organization

The Midwest Federation of Chaparral Poets (Chaparral Poets) was formed in 1942 under the leadership of Margarette Ball Dickinson of Minnesota, and consisted of three autonomous co-equal chapters: Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska; Kansas was added later. The Iowa Chapter of Chaparral Poets met twice yearly (fall and spring); they studied poetry, conducted a poetry contest and wrote poetry for submission to Midwest Chaparral magazine. The biannual meeting locations changed but the Iowa Chapter often met in Cedar Rapids. In the mid 1980s the Iowa Chapter merged with the Iowa Poetry Day Association. The Iowa Chapter of the Midwest Federation of Chaparral Poets disbanded in the fall of 2001 due to a dwindling membership and a lack of volunteers for leadership roles.

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Midwest Federation of Chaparral Poets (Iowa Chapter) records

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Identifier: IWA0562
Abstract The Iowa Chapter of Chaparral Poets met twice yearly (fall and spring); they studied poetry, conducted a poetry contest and wrote poetry for submission to Midwest Chaparral magazine. The organization was formed in 1942 and disbanded in 2001.