WELCOME TO SOUTH DAKOTA STATE POETRY SOCIETY

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

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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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2013 Chapbook Submission Guidlines

By ThatBrandyn | August 15, 2013

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.

SDSPS Annual Meeting

By ThatBrandyn | June 4, 2013

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.

Our Mission

By ThatBrandyn | October 30, 2012

“For the purpose of connecting to all South Dakota writers, rural and urban, and contributing to the state’s cultural growth, SDSPS seeks to foster the creation and appreciation of poetry that appeals to the senses, challenges the imagination, and stimulates creative and intellectual thought.” We welcome your membership!  For more information about how to join us, …

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