Probably everyone who wants to be any kind of writer has already read Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg’s much cited book about writing. I’m a bit slow to the table here, though I’ve known of the book for quite a while, and I want to encourage others who might have put off reading it to DO […]
At its June meeting, the SDSPS Board of Directors established a mini-grant program to award matching grants for projects that support South Dakota poets and poetry. The program is effective immediately and applications are open. Up to four SDSPS Mini Grants of up to $250 each will be awarded annually. Proposals will be accepted on […]
When I picked up my ringing phone I heard a male voice. Congratulations, Marsha, it said, you’ve been awarded… and, disgusted with yet another robocall, I immediately started to hang up. Was this for a cruise to the Bahamas? Or a free hotel stay in Florida? Maybe a discount on a walk-in tub… I’m probably […]
We lost a great poet this year. The quill of Mary Oliver will ink no more, but the memory of her wonderful nature poems will resonate eternally. And when the natural heritage she captured so beautifully in her poetry has been annihilated by the wanton lust of man, we will remember, what once was, through […]
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 annual poetry contest: Donna Kelly, Katy Beem, and S.D. Bassett. Click below to read their poems! Image by Zan C under the creative commons license on Flickr.