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Winning Landscape Poems from the 2020 Annual Contest

Congratulations to the winning poets of the annual contest! This year Darla Biel judged the landscape category. She said it was tough to pick winners because she was so impressed with the work that was submitted. Thank you to everyone who entered, and enjoy reading these poems. “Eight South Dakota Rifts on Rilke’s ‘Herbsttag’ (Autumn …

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Winning Portrait Poems from the 2020 Annual Contest

Congratulations to the winning poets of the annual contest! This year Lee Ann Roripaugh judged the portrait category. She said there were so many wonderful poems she really enjoyed reading them all. Thank you to everyone who entered, and enjoy reading these poems. First Place: “Morning Dew on Stone” The killdeer didn’t return this spring …

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Landscape Category Contest Winners 2020

Thanks so much to everyone who submitted to our annual contest! We are excited to announce the winners of the landscape category: Holly Moseley, John Nelson, and Donna Kelly! Our contest judge was Courtney Huse Wika. Here are the winning poems: SECOND PLACE Turning Back   By John Nelson                         Once I would have flown into …

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Brookings Poetry Roundtable: You’re Invited!

Brookings, SD. Earlier this month a group of area poets gathered at the downtown Cottonwood Coffee shop for the first meeting of the Brookings Poetry Roundtable. Five poets brought poems to share, and we spent an hour taking turns reading our poem and gathering feedback from the group. It was an enjoyable time of coffee …

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SDSPS Announces Mini-Grant Opportunities

At its June meeting, the SDSPS Board of Directors established a mini-grant program to award matching grants for projects that support South Dakota poets and poetry.  The program is effective immediately and applications are open. Up to four SDSPS Mini Grants of up to $250 each will be awarded annually. Proposals will be accepted on …

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Sharing Poetry

by Holly Moseley, Camp Crook Often we think of sharing poetry as trying to get our own poems published. It is great to open a new issue of South Dakota Magazine or Pasque Petals or a local anthology and read a poem by someone we might meet or already know. Reading words that describe a …

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