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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2018 Contest Winners: Landscape Category

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Annual poetry contest: Julie Martin, Judy Larson, and Kelli Schmidt- Bultena. Click the link below to read their poems! This week’s post highlights the winners in the landscape category, and next week a post will go live with the portrait category winners.

Poetry and Environment

The process of nature writing evokes the image of an individual striving to build connections with the natural world. Observations of forests and fields, roadside parks and rooftop gardens provide us with raw materials. The nature journal, for example, contains descriptions, impressions and other incomplete renderings tracked in with the mud, wind and rain. A …

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Great Plains Writer’s Conference

Readings and Book Signings Featured Writers: Heidi Czerwiec, Barbara Duffey, Patrick Hicks, Christine Stewart-Nuñez and Steven Wingate Women Poet’s Collective: Lysbeth Benkert, Heidi Czerweic, Barbara Duffey, Jeanne Emmons, Lindy Obach, Marcella Remund, Christine Stewart-Nuñez, Norma Wilson Workshops, Craft Talks & Roundtables Making Fiction out of Nonfiction Digital Literature: What it is and Why Humans Do It …

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Annual Contest Winning Poems: Landscape Category

Congratulations to Katy Beem, John Nelson, and James McEnteer for winning the annual contest in the landscape category! Katy Beem secured first place with her poem “Fortress Instructions,” John Nelson won second place for “Monuments,” and James McEnteer won third place for “Mountain Time.” To view the poems, click the following link: Landscape contest winners …

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Annual Contest Winning Poems: Portrait Category

Congratulations to Roberta Haar and Bill Quist for winning the annual contest in the portrait category! First Place 50, today by Roberta Haar What part of me is 50? What specks, particles, motes or grist over the years? Hair keeps growing molecule by molecule while cells replenish from time to time. Nails renewed. Even nerves …

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