Poetry

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 12, 2017 Show 092 Hour 1

Today for Moment in Sound, we welcome Harland Allen and Kim Bachman otherwise known as Aces and Eights. They kick off the "Black Hills Opry" classic country theater at the Homestake Opera House this  month in Lead.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 2,2017 Show 084 Hour 1

To love someone is inherently risky. Poet Christine Stewart's book "Untrussed" explores the promises of love and loss. If you joined the SDPB Book Club last year, you recently discovered a copy of "Untrussed" in your mailbox. She joins us today to talk about "wonderful rejections," autobiography in poetry and more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 7, 2017 Show 067 Hour 1

It's Friday and it's time for our weekly Moment in Sound. This week we welcome Mark Petričić on the bayan . You can see him in concert tonight at the National Music Museum in Vermillion at 7 p.m. Central time. Also ... a preview show at the Muenster University Center in the Pit Lounge.

Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... March 31, 2017 Show 062 Hour 1

In a recent report, UFO sightings are at an all-time high (https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/24/ufo-sightings-have-reached-an-all-time-high/21721159/) with the USA in the lead, by far.

On this week's podcast we celebrate the creative spark with author Augustin Fuentes, musician N.W. Engbers, and South Dakota high school students from the state Poetry Out Loud finals.

This week's podcast features a conversation with blues musician Davy Knowles, poetry from Patrick Hicks, and music from The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet.

In this week's In the Moment podcast, we explore the full range of the human condition with expressions of despair and resilience, love and hope.

In the Moment producer Steve Zwemke talks with an editor at The Players' Tribune about compelling stories of hardship and triumph from professional athletes. Lindy Obach offers her poem, "Southwest by Dakota." And musician Nik Harr brings a song about connection and holding life together, for one another, when times get tough.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 10, 2017 Show 047 Hour 1

The state basketball tournaments are underway and, no surprise, a winter storm is making news at the same time. In the moment producer Chris Laughery caught up with meteorologist Todd Heitkamp for an update on not one but 2 systems affecting South Dakota.

Kealey Bultena is out of the office next week, but this time she's not hitting the road for SDPB. She's on a mission to deliver wheelchairs to those in need.

Chris Laughery brings you an update from this week's SDPB Arts Calendar.

On this episode of the In the Moment podcast, "Women are women wherever you go." Pastor Pat Hammond talks about human trafficking across the globe. Jim Reese offers a poem called "This Isn't Dress Rehearsal," and Guitar Master Bob Fehy chills out on the slide guitar.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 3, 2017 Show 042 Hour 1

We begin the hour with a conversation with Dr. Mohammad Zeeshan Qamar. As director of interfaith dialog at the Muslim Community Center of South Dakota in Sioux Falls, Dr. Qamar is often asked to talk about his faith with those who are curious or even suspicious. He discusses his journey to the United States, raising Muslim children in Sioux Falls, and how conversations with Christians and non-Muslims have helped him grow the depth of his own faith.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment... February 24, 2017 Show 037 Hour 1

This weekend marks the 89th Academy Awards. Before we break out the snacks, we take deeper look at language in the movies and how it is used to identify people and, sometimes, to discriminate. On Monday, Lindsey Clouse presents "Dialect Discrimination from Disney to Django: How Hollywood Uses Language to Reinforce Racial Stereotypes" as part of the Black Hills State University speaker series. We talk with Lindsey about dialect, directors, and discrimination.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment... February 17, 2017 Show 033 Hour 1

Alex Bruton is president of The Innographer and cofounder of the Straight Up Business Institute. He's coming to South Dakota for 12th annual South Dakota Entrepreneurship Education Conference (also known as Launch). We talk about "idea storming," innovation literacy, and the ruts in the road that hold us back from doing our most creative work.

Spitting Words At LNI’s Fourth Annual Poetry Slam

Dec 15, 2016
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

The Lakota Nation Invitational is not just for athletes, but aesthetes as well.  An aesthete, if you are wondering, is someone who loves the arts, poetry, culture and  nature.

This year marks the fourth annual poetry slam at LNI.

Lakota student poet Wiyaka reads during the third round of the poetry slam at the 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational.

Nine high school poets from across South Dakota read their work during two score keeping rounds. Only four poets advanced to the third round. But, as was so often noted, poetry isn’t about scoring or numbers.

SDPB/Lori Walsh

By December, most New Year's resolutions are long forgotten. Poet Jay Sanchez, however, is still going strong. Sanchez, an 18-year-old college freshman, decided in January to compose a poem every day this year - and to post the results on Instagram. Sanchez visits with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about the challenge.

Annual Statewide Poetry Contest Deadline December 1st

Nov 23, 2016
SD State Poetry Society

The state poetry society is holding its annual contest. Writers across South Dakota are encouraged to submit.  The South Dakota State Poetry Society was founded in 1927.  It includes a range of writers and poets from across the state.  

Brad Soule  is a retired physician who now manages the annual poetry contest.

TED

Sarah Kay is best known for her spoken word poetry. In 2011, she recited her breakout poem "B" as a TED Talk and later released it as her debut book, which is now a best-seller. She since has released an intimate collection of poetry title No Matter the Wreckage. Kay, the founder and director of Project Voice, is coming to Sioux Falls this weekend as part of the OTA finale.

University of Sioux Falls

Poet Kevin Cole discusses his latest book Late Summer Plums. Cole reads passages from the collection which is inspired by geography, landscape and forgotten places. He's joined by his publisher Steve Boint of Scurfpea Publishing. Boint talks about shifts in the publishing industry.

Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, Ted Kooser attended the SD Festival of Books. He took time to visit with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about his notebooks, the trance of poetry and the moment he learned he had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Augustana University

Art and poetry go hand in hand. Artist Nancy Losacker and and poet Norma Wilson show just how to combine the two creative outlets in their joint-exhibit and new written collection "Rivers, Wings, and Sky." The South Dakota Arts Council has supported the duo since 2008, displaying their work at galleries throughout the region. Their final exhibit is on display at Augustana’s Center for Western Studies until October 22. The two join Dakota Midday to discuss their partnership, their friendship, and how inspiration is shared and expanded through collaboration.

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The Lakota language has no poetry tradition. Lawrence Diggs is a scholar working to encourage Lakota language learners to create poems. Diggs joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about a week-long workshop at Sitting Bull College through the Lakota Language Institute.

Inmates seek the wisdom of  Buddhism. Monk starts a poetry group inside the prison. Poets publish a book and donate the proceeds to Family Connection. Poet Lawrence Diggs joins Dakota Midday to tell the story.

The book is called “Prose and Cons: Poetic views from inmates detained by the South Dakota Department of Corrections."

Maddie Lukomski and Libby Murphy are award-winning high school poets who triumphed in South Dakota’s Poetry Out Loud competition.

The national finals are May 3-4. Lukomski is on her way to Washington DC to represent South Dakota as state champion. Murphy is one of the state winners in the original poetry competition. The two discuss the value of committing verse to memory, the opportunities for young poets to find careers, and why you should always move your notebook to another room when you have the stomach flu.

Author Jim Reese’s poetry collection “Really Happy” is the second feature of the 2016 Dakota Midday Book Club.

Reese joins Midday to discuss how poetry has informed his role as father, the use of poetry in federal prison, and the importance of truth and second chances.

If you are a member of the Dakota Midday Book Club, our next  book will arrive in your mailbox before long. It's called "Worthy" by Denice Turner.

MJ McMillan is a South Dakota rancher and poet. He joins Dakota Midday during National Poetry Month to talk about poetry that celebrates day-to-day life, for day-to-day people. McMillan and host Lori Walsh discuss rhyme, ranching, and rambling, and McMillan recites a signature poem from his latest collection.

McMillan is also joined by Deb Lux, with the Rapid City Arts Council, who talks about the Word 4 Word event at the Dahl in Rapid City.

Joseph Amato is a second-generation Sicilian American. He writes  intellectual and cultural history, including poetry, philosophy, and ethics. He joins Dakota Midday to discuss his latest book, “My Three Sicilies.” The book is written in the three languages of poetry, fiction, and history. Amato uses the theme of exploring our past to become both more and other than who we are even as he explores issues of identity, immigration, and love.

Poet Barbara Duffey reads poems from her upcoming collection "Simple Machines" and USD's Marcella Remund discusses the Vermillion Literary Project's upcoming literary celebration.

Since July 1, Lee Ann Roripaugh has been South Dakota's new poet laureate. She was appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard and succeeds David Allan Evans who served the state for more than a dozen years.

The landscape of South Dakota is often stark with a beauty that’s subtle and sometimes unapproachable. In the new book, Visibility: Ten Miles, poet Sharon Chmielarz and photographer Ken Smith capture the spirit of life on the prairie through images and verse.

South Dakota State Historical Society

In the early 20th century, hundreds of Native Americans from tribes around the country were sent the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians. Located in Canton, South Dakota, the institution wasn’t so much a place to treat people with mental health problems as a place for Native Americans who refused to assimilate in white society.

Over the past few years, Scurfpea Publishing of Sioux Falls has produced an annual anthology of poems. It’s a juried competition with a different editor each year. The editor for the latest collection, Memory, Echo, Words, is Norma Wilson. She taught English at the University of South Dakota for 27 years before retiring a decade ago. She’s author of the recent chapbook, Under the Rainbow: Poems from Mojacar. Wlson joined Dakota Midday and discussed the process of selecting the poems included in the book.

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