Northern State University will host An Evening With South Dakota Poets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Beulah Williams Library Rotunda.
The event will feature Northern’s Dr. Lysbeth Benkert, Professor of English and author of the poetry chapbook, “#girl stuff.”Also featured will be Joseph Bottum, poetry editor of the New York Sun; winner of the Christopher Award for children’s literature; and author of the new volume of poetry, “Spending the Winter: A Poetry Collection.”
The poetry reading, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NSU English Club, Northern Lights, and the Center for Public History and Civic Engagement.
“South Dakota is blessed to have such literary talent right here in our state, even in our own Aberdeen community,” said Dr. Jon Schaff, Director of the Center for Public History and Civic Engagement. “People should come for a lovely night of poetry and fellowship.”