The submission period for our Spring 2017 Pasque Petals is now open, through February 1. Get the details and submit your poems.
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
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
Happy (Early) Spring, I can’t speak for East River, but we sure have had a mild winter coupled with an anxious spring. This annual thaw is usually perfect to knock the dust off of the old moleskin (at least if you’re like me; some poets are more disciplined, but when I can’t write, I
Calls for Events! As you may or may not know, I currently reside in Rapid City. That means I don’t always know what other poetry events are happening across the state. If you have any poetry-related event that you’d like the SDSPS to promote, please submit the details and I’ll get it on the
What’re You Reading? Poets and poetry lovers, Hopefully you received some new books over the holiday. If not, maybe you had enough time to crack open one you’ve been meaning to get to. Maybe it wasn’t even a book, but a poem that leapt from a journal or an online archive into your
Welcome 2016! Greetings poets and poetry lovers, Happy New Year, first of all. I wish all of you a fruitful 2016. I expect many good things out of this year. Why not? We have a new Poet Laureate to get to know. We have a state peopled with poets and readers from border to border.