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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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2022 Chapbook Contest Winner: Hit or Miss Yields

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2022 chapbook contest. This year’s winning chapbook is Hit or Miss Yields by Erika Saunders! Congratulations, Erika! The winning chapbook, along with both the spring and fall Pasque Petals, are included in a yearly poetry society membership. So if your membership is up-to-date, you will receive Erika’s …

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Skin Reverberations by Jodi Andrews Published by SDSPS

The South Dakota State Poetry Society is thrilled to announce the publication of  Jodi Andrews’ debut full-length collection of poetry, Skin Reverberations. “Since I was young, I’ve written poems to process life, especially difficulty,” said Andrews. “When I took my first poetry class in 2015, I learned to craft those ramblings.” Andrews, who teaches English …

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Don’t Be Afraid of Rejection by Dana Yost

When I lived in Iowa, I was a member of a writing group that had some talented writers. Prose authors and poets. Some have published several books, others were just starting out, but talented nonetheless. The more experienced of us weren’t afraid to read our work to the group, nor to send out submissions of …

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The Louine Schaufler Youth Poetry Contest: HS Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the HS portion of the Louine Schaufler Youth Poetry Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted to the contest. Thank you to our judge John Nelson. Enjoy the poems 🙂 First Place “Remember Poem” By Mary Feliz Remember Even when the weight in your chest is all consuming When you …

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The Louine Schaufler Youth Contest: MS Winning Poems

Congratulations to the winners of the MS portion of the Louine Schaufler Youth Poetry Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted to the contest. Thank you to our judge Holly Moseley. Enjoy the poems 🙂 First Place “Burning Feelings” By Samuel Caugherty Rising flame Billowing smoke Ancestral beauty collapses Alarms sound, people rush to save …

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Call for South Dakota Poet Laureate applications

The South Dakota State Poetry Society would like it to be known that it will soon be looking for the next Poet Laureate in South Dakota.               The term will be from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2027. The SD State Poetry Society  is tasked with finding a suitable South Dakota poet to recommend …

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