To encourage poem-making and
poem-reading in South Dakota.

  • South Dakota
SDSPS was organized in 1927 and incorporated as a South Dakota non-profit on August 8, 1970.

Our Mission

To encourage and foster the writing and publication of poetry by South Dakota writers and to promote excellence therein; to arouse in students of high school and college age, interest in the creative writing of poetry; to foster or publish Pasque Petals, a magazine, on a regular basis, thereby continuing the publication which was begun before the Society was organized, which publication is devoted chiefly to poetry, to stimulate by such proper means as the sponsoring of contests, awarding of prizes, and by other means of encouragement, the writing of poetry; and by these means to aid in the cultural growth of South Dakota.

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Publication Opportunity

By ThatBrandyn | October 19, 2015

Our friends at Black Hills Books are looking for submissions. Take a look at their website and consider sending them something. They are looking for more than poetry? http://blackhillsbooks.com/anthology-submissions

Call for Archives

By ThatBrandyn | October 19, 2015

Call for Archival Materials! Greetings, poetry supporters of South Dakota.   As you may or may not know, the South Dakota State Poetry Society is in the process of securing archives to preserve our long, proud history of serving poetry in our great state. We are looking for any materials that you may have lying …

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2015 SD Festival of Books

By ThatBrandyn | September 24, 2015

The 2015 South Dakota Festival of the Book is upon us. Please come out to Deadwood and check us out. We will be hosting an open-mic reading on Friday night in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Prospector Room from 7:30-9:00. Twist some arms and bring some friends to join us at our membership table. There are workshops, …

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Membership Meeting

By ThatBrandyn | May 23, 2015

  Members, we will have an Open Mic Poetry reading on June 6 at 11:30 at the Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell. The reading will be followed by the annual members meeting at 1 p.m. Both events will be held in the white church on the museum grounds. We need your voice and vote. I …

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Meet Our New Membership Chair

By ThatBrandyn | May 22, 2015

Poets and Poetry Lovers, We are pleased to introduce Betty L. Beer, our new SDSPS Membership Chair.  Information about joining SDSPS or renewing  your membership for 2015 is locatedhere.  If you have questions, please email Betty at sdsps.membership@gmail.com. Thank you, also, to Sara Snelling, for her dedicated work as Membership Chair.  We are sorry to …

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Call for Poems!

By ThatBrandyn | May 21, 2015

Call for Poems The South Dakota State Poetry Society (SDSPS) seeks poems for its Spring 2015 issue of PASQUE PETALS. We do not accept previously published work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else. Submit up to five poems in the body of your email …

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