- The Arts in MS, poem by Sid Graves, 1 January 1972
Sid Graves was a poet who was born in 1946. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi (Master of Arts) and Peabody College (Master of Library Science). He served as director of the South Mississippi Regional Library System in Columbia. He served as president of the Mississippi Library Association. He founded the Delta Blues Museum in a one-room schoolhouse in 1979, when he was director of the Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library. He also founded the Tennessee Williams Festival in Clarksdale. Graves was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1996 as well as the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award in 1989. He died in 2005.