Beat the South Dakota winter by taking part in poetry, art and literary happenings around the state. Here are a few things coming up this month that we know about: January 12 Great Faces What: Juried visual and literary arts show sponsored by Arts Night @ The Pub Where: Dempsey’s Pub • 127 N. Broadway, Watertown […]
The submission period for our Spring 2017 Pasque Petals is now open, through February 1. Get the details and submit your poems.
Check out the juried visual and literary arts show sponsored by Arts Night @ The Pub coming up on January 12th at Dempsey’s Pub at 127 N. Broadway in Watertown, SD. Submission deadline is December 31. Contact Doris Symens Armstrong at 605-680-1872 or Ann Taecker at 605-882-1780 for more information. Featured image on home page
Warm thanks to all who entered our 2016 Annual Poetry Contest. Congratulations to the following poets, as selected by judge Jodilyn Andrews: South Dakota Portrait First – “Eddie Little Sky Retells His Ancestors’ Story” by Barbara Blanks, Garland, TX Second – “Drumming Circle” by Marsha Mittman, Spearfish, SD Third – “Our Rite of Spring” by Norma
The South Dakota Poet Laureate until last year (2015), Evans has an understated, imagistic aesthetic that is deceptively simple. His poetic voice is deeply rooted in concern for the natural world and in exploring how humans encounter nature. It’s a great example of what South Dakotan poetry can be in the 20th and 21st centuries.
I’m a fan of Jeanne Emmons’s poetry in general, and though the poems in Rootbound are my favorites, a good poem of hers that you can access easily online is “The Poetry Class at The Girl’s Club” from The Glove of the World at her publisher’s website, The Backwaters Press: The Poetry Class at
Hello! I’m Barbara Duffey, a board member of the SDSPS and an assistant professor of English at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. For the next three months, I’ll be writing weekly blog posts, each highlighting a contemporary South Dakota poet whose work merits your attention. My criteria for the current project is poets whose
Poetry month is again on its way out. Poof. Were you able to write a poem-a-day? Read one? Every other day? If you’ve even written or read one poem this month, kudos. If you’ve been prolific and productive daily, quadruple kudos! I start off each poetry month with the same mindset: I’m going to write
The Scurfpea Publishing 2016 Anthology Call for poems. Scurfpea Publishing invites submissions for our 2015 anthology to be edited by Brandyn Johnson (Black Hills State University). Poems must not have been previously published. No simultaneous submissions will be accepted. Previous Scurfpea anthologies can be found at scurfpeapublishing.com and at amazon.com. Submission of