Thursday, July 9, 2009

Patricia Neely-Dorsey ~ Mississippi Magnolia

My name is Patricia Neely-Dorsey. I am a 1982 graduate of Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Mississippi... located in the beautiful red clay "Hills" of Mississippi..and yes, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. After living for almost 20 years in Memphis, Tennessee, working in the mental health field, I returned to my hometown in August 2007. My first book of poetry, Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia- A Life In Poems was published in February, 2008 (Grant House Publishers). My second book , My Magnolia Memories and Musings -In Poems was published in February 2012.
I currently live in Tupelo with my husband James,son Henry,
and Miniature Schnauzer, Happy.

I have always considered myself a "Goodwill Ambassador" for Mississippi and the south. In college my nicknames were Tupelo and Mississippi. Whenever my friends saw me coming, they knew that there would be some type of discourse about Mississippi and the south soon to follow...hoping to clear up their many misconceptions and preconceived notions. ...Yes, we DO have shoes in Mississippi.We might not wear them all of the time...but we do have them!(LOL)
I believe that we can bridge many gaps of misunderstanding across regional, racial, cultural, generational and economic lines by simply telling/sharing our stories. Miguel Algarin said, "When I see what you see, the distance between us disappears."
I travel all around my state speaking at schools, churches, libraries and various civic organizations, delivering the message of a positive Mississippi
and a positive southern experience....

According to me, one of the best places to live in ALL of the world is ....


Contact Info:
Patricia Neely-Dorsey * 1196 CR 681 * Saltillo, MS 38866
cell: (901) 848-6800



  2. Greetings! Congrats and power to you for your poetry mission! I have a woman owned and operated poetry cafe in the heart of Midtown Jackson. We would LOVE to have you as a featured poet. Keep doing what you do! Soul @ Soul Wired Cafe