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The Louine Schaufler Youth Poetry Contest: HS Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the HS portion of the Louine Schaufler Youth Poetry Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted to the contest. Thank you to our judge John Nelson. Enjoy the poems 🙂 First Place “Remember Poem” By Mary Feliz Remember Even when the weight in your chest is all consuming When you …

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The Louine Schaufler Youth Contest: MS Winning Poems

Congratulations to the winners of the MS portion of the Louine Schaufler Youth Poetry Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted to the contest. Thank you to our judge Holly Moseley. Enjoy the poems 🙂 First Place “Burning Feelings” By Samuel Caugherty Rising flame Billowing smoke Ancestral beauty collapses Alarms sound, people rush to save …

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Call for South Dakota Poet Laureate applications

The South Dakota State Poetry Society would like it to be known that it will soon be looking for the next Poet Laureate in South Dakota.               The term will be from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2027. The SD State Poetry Society  is tasked with finding a suitable South Dakota poet to recommend …

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2021 Annual Contest Portrait Category Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our annual poetry contest! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. The following portrait poems were judged by Dana Yost. He was so impressed with the submissions. Enjoy the winning poems 🙂 FIRST PLACE Stopping in at La Leona Roadhouse, Patagonia, Argentina By Peter Colson On the way to …

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2021 Annual Contest Landscape Category Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our annual poetry contest! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. The following landscape poems were judged by Christine Stewart. She was so impressed with the submissions. Enjoy the winning poems 🙂 FIRST PLACE Ode to the Ground Cherry By Amanda Potter I first saw you, physalis, hiding next …

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Nebraska Poetry Society’s 2021 Open Poetry Contest

Submission Deadline: Jan 15th, 2022·     1st Place: $500     2nd Place: $250    3rd Place: $100     Honorable Mentions: Up to 20 poems will be selected as honorable mentions.·       All winners and honorable mentions will be published on the Nebraska Poetry Society’s online publication, The Poet Rabble. Guest Judge: Matt MasonMatt Mason is the Nebraska State Poet and Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers …

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Reflections on Teaching A Poetry Course to Seniors

By Linda Hallstrom A friend and I recently facilitated a four-session course designed to introduce people to poetry writing and help them decide whether poetry is a hobby they might enjoy. During the course, I shared my thoughts from the perspective of a person who likes to write poems. My co-presenter, Dr. Rosanne Kirts, brought …

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Sioux Falls Poetry Course for Senior Citizens

By Linda Hallstrom Chronic Poetry Inspired by Sarah Yerkes, a woman who started writing poetry at the age of 96 and published her first book at the age of 100, two Sioux Falls women will be teaching a poetry writing class for senior citizens this fall. Linda Hallstrom and Dr. Rosanne Kirts are offering the …

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