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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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Brookings Poetry Roundtable: You’re Invited!

Brookings, SD. Earlier this month a group of area poets gathered at the downtown Cottonwood Coffee shop for the first meeting of the Brookings Poetry Roundtable. Five poets brought poems to share, and we spent an hour taking turns reading our poem and gathering feedback from the group. It was an enjoyable time of coffee …

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