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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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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What SDSPS Means to Me by Jodi Andrews

The “What SDSPS Means to Me” series of blogs will document how SDSPS impacts its members. If you are an SDSPS member, we’d love to read a blog post of what the poetry society means to you. Please email your blog submission to jodilynmandrews@gmail.com. This series is meant to make visible the “why” and “what” …

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South Dakota State Poetry Society Records

By Jodi Andrews This last week there was a celebration of the South Dakota State Poetry Society Records at Briggs Library at SDSU in Brookings, SD. A couple dozen people gathered to celebrate all the past issues of Pasque Petals archived to Briggs Library. We heard Bruce Roseland, Ruby Wilson, and Christine Stewart-Nuñez read their …

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What SDSPS Means to Me by Dana Yost

The “What SDSPS Means to Me” series of blogs will document how SDSPS impacts its members. If you are an SDSPS member, we’d love to read a blog post of what the poetry society means to you. Please email your blog submission to jodilynmandrews@gmail.com. This series is meant to make visible the “why” and “what” …

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SDSPS Poetry Walk Tour Was a Success!

On Friday September 23rd, in the afternoon, a sizeable group gathered in downtown Brookings to celebrate the installation of the poetry walk. We walked from permanent plaque to permanent plaque while SDSPS board members and two of our former poet laureates read bios and poems from all the former SD poet laureates. It was a …

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SD Poetry Walk in Brookings, SD

For the very first time, the State of South Dakota will have a permanent Poetry Walk.  The Poetry Walk is located on Main Street in Brookings, SD.  It features poems by South Dakota’s seven Poet Laureates:   Badger Clark, South Dakota’s first Poet Laureate, followed by Adeline Jenny, Mable Frederick, Audrae Visser, David Allan Evans, Lee …

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2022 Chapbook Contest Winner: Hit or Miss Yields

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2022 chapbook contest. This year’s winning chapbook is Hit or Miss Yields by Erika Saunders! Congratulations, Erika! The winning chapbook, along with both the spring and fall Pasque Petals, are included in a yearly poetry society membership. So if your membership is up-to-date, you will receive Erika’s …

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Skin Reverberations by Jodi Andrews Published by SDSPS

The South Dakota State Poetry Society is thrilled to announce the publication of  Jodi Andrews’ debut full-length collection of poetry, Skin Reverberations. “Since I was young, I’ve written poems to process life, especially difficulty,” said Andrews. “When I took my first poetry class in 2015, I learned to craft those ramblings.” Andrews, who teaches English …

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