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Bruce Roseland named South Dakota’s eighth Poet Laureate

November 18, 2023

Bruce Roseland was named South Dakota’s eighth Poet Laureate in late August and celebrated his selection at the South Dakota Festival of Books September 23 in Deadwood. As the state’s foremost ambassador for poetry, he will travel the state encouraging people from all walks of life to tell their stories in verse.
Please enjoy reading Roseland’s Festival speech, as adapted and reprinted by South Dakota Searchlight, and watching him read his poem “A Prairie Prayer.”

An invitation from SD’s new poet laureate: Tell me the what and the why of your life

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