January 28, 2015
Applications for Poet Laureate have been closed and a nominee has been forwarded to the Governor. Thank you to ALL the fine poets who applied. We are truly among talented company here in South Dakota! Please consider applying again in four years.
October 3, 2014
David Allan Evans, the current South Dakota State Poet Laureate, is resigning from his position. Evans’ resignation was presented to, and accepted by the South Dakota State Poetry Society, the official poetry organization of South Dakota. Evans will continue as Poet Laureate Emeritus until the next Poet Laureate is appointed or until the 2015 Festival of the Books in Deadwood, SD.
Applications are now being accepted for the next Poet Laureate. Candidates must be a resident of South Dakota and have writtend and published poetry of recognized merit.
The South Dakota State Poetry Society asks candidates to email Darla Bielfeldt with the following:
1. a resume or C.V. state to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. a letter of application that outlines intended activities, projects, programs, and/or other ideas for the promotion and celebration of poetry across the state.
Application deadline is January 1, 2015.
Media or applicant questions should contact SDSPS President, Bruce Roseland, at(605) 436-6770 or email@example.com