History of SDSPS

The first organizational meeting of the South Dakota State Poetry Society was held on October 5, 1927 in Huron, SD. The Society was founded in 1927 by Dr. James C. Lindberg at Northern State College. Its official magazine Pasque Petals was first published in 1926 in Aberdeen, SD. Since 1959 has been the body to …

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Poet’s Table

The table used for writing at the site “ Poets ’Table” in the Black Hills was today (May 27) sawed in half and carried off by two individuals. As of this writing, they have been apprehended by the Custer County law enforcement. I really don’t know their motivation for doing such a deed. Nor do …

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“Plow it and Find Out”: Midwestern American Poetry

[The following article is an updated version of an article I wrote a little over a decade ago. It was published in South Dakota Review.] Before I studied Zen I saw mountains as mountains, waters as waters. When I learned something of Zen, the mountains were no longer mountains, the waters no longer waters. But …

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