A Harvest of Words
Contemporary South Dakota Poetry
Edited by Patrick Hicks
For the very first time, some of South Dakota's best poets have been gathered together into one book. A Harvest of Words offers an excellent snapshot of poetic life as it currently exists in the state and each of these literary artists has been given an entire chapter to showcase their award-winning work. These are poets at the top of their game. Their work illuminates what it means to come from this state, from this region, and from this country.
"I’m very impressed by the rich variety of poets and poetry in this anthology--a book which I think is long overdue. The writers, all of whom know South Dakota well, can’t help but write about things near at hand and yet their range and scope are not bound by the state’s physical dimensions. This “harvest of poems” deserves a large audience, both inside and outside South Dakota."
- David Allan Evans
Poet Laureate of South Dakota
Featuring: David Allan Evans, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Lydia Whirlwind Soldier, Jeanne Emmons, Patrick Hicks (Editor), Allison Hedge Coke, Debra Nystrom, Leo Dangel, Jim Reese, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Dennis Sampson, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Christine Stewart-Nunez and Linda Hasslestrom