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South Dakota State Poetry Society

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Nonprofit Overview

Target demographics: Fostering the creation and appreciation of Poetry.

Geographic areas served: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Programs: Publications, Workshops, Contests, Education Programs

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

The South Dakota State Poetry Society literally saved my life. As a transplanted New Yorker in the Black Hills I was adrift without a forum in which to express my ideas or a conduit for my work. Our group changed all that for me. South Dakota is a large state with cantankerous weather and I am a real homebody. Through the state poets I can get support and feedback without leaving my home and can look forward to facetime with others in my group whenever I can make it to live events. Don't wait. If you feel that a large part of your life is missing and it just might be filled by doing a bit of writing and networking, check us out!

1 DeborahG

Board Member

Rating: 5

South Dakota is a wide, wide state, with our relatively small population spread out across the miles. The South Dakota Poetry Society works to bring people together through the celebration of poetry, and in the celebration of the human spirit and all we share as people. This group works to make sure that South Dakota voices will be heard and remembered, and that the South Dakota experience may be added to the human record. Every voice is important, and everyone's voice is welcome here. We publish poetry from South Dakotans, in chap books and Pasque Petals, we sponsor poetry readings and gatherings, and we advocate for poetry across the state.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is really a fun group of people to work and play with. Not as quirky as some poets but plenty quirky to have fun with.

The aim of this group is to help people get their poems written read and heard. The group publish "Pasque Petals" and "4 Quarters to a Section". They also hold poetry contests and put on workshops.

If you have any interest in poetry at all, you should join this group.