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Poetry & Sourdough Bread (Yes, I made THAT connection!)

By Marcella Remund People often make assumptions about poetry. Many people think poetry is a private thing that only certain people do tucked away in dimly-lit attics, usually late at night. Or, they think poetry is written by “eggheads” purposefully trying to confuse the rest of us. Or, they think poetry is a thing of […]

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Chapbook Contest Winner 2023: Pen Pearson!

Congratulations to Pen Pearson! Judge Ryan Clark has selected One Wing Should Float by Pen Pearson as the winner of this year’s SDSPS chapbook contest. Of Pen’s manuscript, he wrote,”’ “One Wing Should Float” just has the sharpest language, the most consistent quality, and–importantly–the most moving impact on me as a reader.” About winning the contest, Pen wrote:

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Louine Schaufler Youth Poem Contest High School Winners

The High School Contest was judged by John S. Nelson, PhD, English Professor Emeritus, Dakota State University. He observed: It’s been a delight to see the poems from high-schoolers across South Dakota and see that there are young people who see the value in using language to create a worthwhile experience for their readers.  I

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Louine Schaufler Youth Contest Middle School Winners

The Louine Schaufler Youth Poetry Contest was established to encourage poem-making from South Dakota students. The contest is open to middle school and high school students across the state. The 2022 Contest had 16 middle school entries and 42 high school entries. The middle school contest was judged by Marcelle Remund who is from South

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David Allan Evans Podcast

Welcome to Off The Bricks, poets and poetry lovers! Today’s program features David Allan Evans, the former Poet Laureate of South Dakota. David is a longtime, stalwart voice of midwestern poetry. David shares poems that trace his writing from his earliest work about sports through his experiences with Asian poetry teaching in China to ekphrastic collaborations with a

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