Candidates Sought for SD Poet Laureate, 2019-23
July 5, 2018
On June 30, 2019, the four-year term of South Dakota Poet Laureate, Lee Ann Roripaugh, will end. The SD State Poetry Society Board will select a new poet to nominate for the honor in January 2019. The new SD Poet Laureate will be inaugurated at the 2019 Festival of the Book in Deadwood, and will serve until June 31, 2023. Candidates for the position must be residents of South Dakota and must have written and published poetry of recognized merit.
The SDSPS will accept applications for the position between November 1 and December 1, 2018.
Applicants should e-mail the following two documents as attachments to SDPLapplications@gmail.com:
1. A letter of application to the SD State Poetry Society that outlines intended activities, projects, programs, and/or other ideas for the promotion and celebration of poetry across the state.
2. A resumé or curriculum vitae. In the body of your e-mail, send contact information, including telephone number, e-mail and mailing addresses. Application deadline is December 1, 2018.
Media or applicant questions should contact SDSPS President, Bruce Roseland, at (605) 436-6770 or firstname.lastname@example.org