SDSPS was organized in 1927 and incorporated as a South Dakota non-profit on August 8, 1970.
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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David Allan Evans, our current Poet Laureate, is resigning from his post. The South Dakota State Poetry Society is now taking applications for the next Poet Laureate. Please go to the top menu, under Poet Laureate you will find information about applying for this position. Thank you!
Grand prize-cat.1 1st pl.-S.Amelia Snelling (at 82) 2nd pl.-Marsha Mittman (the Missing) 3rd pl.-Heather Aker (Making Thunder) HM.-Merry Lynn Fuerst (I laughed until I cried) SD. Woman who made a difference-cat.2 1st pl.-Daniel G. Snethen (One-Armed Hypocrisy) 2nd pl.-Barbara Duffey (Zitkala Sa) 3rd. pl.-Merry Lynn Fuerst (The Little Lady Sheep Herder) Animal-cat.3 1st pl.-Linda Shere …
The deadline for our 38th Annual Poetry Contest has been extended to November 15th. Please see the previous post or the latest issue of Pasque Petals for categories, guidelines, and entry fees. Mail entries and fees to: Dorianne Schmidt, 6113 N. Mineral Ave, Sioux Falls SD 57104 If you have questions, contact Dorianne at firstname.lastname@example.org or …
We are taking submissions in several categories for our annual poetry contest. Prize-winning poems will be published in our literary magazine, Pasque Petals. Non-winning entries may be considered for publication in Pasque Petals by the editor, with contestants’ permission. The fees, awards, and categories are as follows: FEES $5.00 PER POEM FOR CATEGORY #1 FROM …
The 2013 Submission Guidelines for the SDSPS Poetry Chapbook, Four Quarters to a Section, are now available. Submissions for the chapbook competition will be accepted until September 30th.
Members of the SDSPS met June 1 at the Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell for their annual meeting. An open-mic poetry reading followed. For information about how to join our society, please see the “Membership” link above.