SDSPS is in the process of getting more poetry up on our site, and I thought that it would be fun to feature poetry that was shared at our recent reading for the next two blog posts. So, here are three poems from SDSPS publications that were read at the reading: All a-winter-ling -From Pasque …

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Annual Poetry Contest: 2016 Landscape Winners

The Annual Poetry Contest’s deadline is December 1, 2017. The contest has two categories: Landscape and Portrait. The poems are read blind and judged by an independent committee. For more information about the contest click here The following two poems won the first and second place prizes in the 2016 Landscape category: First Place Dakota Flamenco …

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Poetry of Presence Anthology and Book Bash

“Some poems are good medicine. and some “good medicine poems” are mindfulness poems.” So say Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby R. Wilson, both members of the South Dakota State Poetry Society, who are celebrating the recent publication of Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems. Cole-Dai, a resident of Brookings, and Wilson, who lives in …

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Submission Opportunities through NFSPS

The South Dakota State Poetry Society belongs to the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, which hosts many poetry competitions. You can check out the Strophes publication here for more information about specific contests and submission opportunities around the country. Featured image by kiler129, under the creative commons license.

March Happenings

  March is here, and that means spring is just around the corner. Let the lengthening days and fresh outside air reinvigorate your senses and creativity. And get out there and explore these events of interest to poets, readers and writers coming up in the next month or two: February 27 A Reader Writes What: Pen …

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An Interview with South Dakota Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh

Conducted by Linda Russo: In April of last year, I had the pleasure of being introduced to the work and person of Lee Ann Roripaugh. We were reading our poetry as participants in “Poetry of the Plains, High Desert, and Prairie,” a panel at the AWP conference in Minneapolis. Lee was seated to my right, …

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