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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by Holly Moseley, Camp Crook Often we think of sharing poetry as trying to get our own poems published. It is great to open a new issue of South Dakota Magazine or Pasque Petals or a local anthology and read a poem by someone we might meet or already know. Reading words that describe a …
We lost a great poet this year. The quill of Mary Oliver will ink no more, but the memory of her wonderful nature poems will resonate eternally. And when the natural heritage she captured so beautifully in her poetry has been annihilated by the wanton lust of man, we will remember, what once was, through …
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 annual poetry contest: Donna Kelly, Katy Beem, and S.D. Bassett. Click below to read their poems! Image by Zan C under the creative commons license on Flickr.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Annual poetry contest: Julie Martin, Judy Larson, and Kelli Schmidt- Bultena. Click the link below to read their poems! This week’s post highlights the winners in the landscape category, and next week a post will go live with the portrait category winners.
Check back here on Feb. 1 for information, rules, and guidelines about our 2019 Chapbook Contest!
As many of you know, the annual SD Festival of Books is approaching this weekend, and it intends to brings writers and readers together. I was just reading through the various events and noting which ones I wanted to attend, and I just thought it might be useful to talk about the specific poetry events …