Writer-in-Residence, S.D. Poet Laureate to Read, Discuss Poetry

One is a Pushcart Prize nominee, author of five poetry collections and a recipient of the prestigious Bush Artist Foundation grant. The other is South Dakota’s Poet Laureate, award-winning author of nine books and a two-time Fulbright Scholar.

They are, indeed, “The Guys" – one young; one older.

Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana’s Writer-in-Residence and associate professor of English, and David Allan Evans, Poet Laureate of South Dakota and professor emeritus of English from South Dakota State University, will read and discuss poetry during “An Evening of Poetry with ‘The Guys’,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at Zandbroz Variety in downtown Sioux Falls.

An Evening of Poetry with ‘The Guys’
7 p.m. Thursday, March 3
Zandbroz Variety, downtown Sioux Falls

The event is free and open to the public. A booksigning will follow.

Hicks is the author of five poetry collections including “Finding the Gossamer” (2008) and “This London” (2010) and most recently edited “A Harvest of Words: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry” (2010). His work has appeared in such journals as Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, Natural Bridge and New Ohio Review. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and is the recipient of numerous arts grants, including one from the Bush Artist Foundation to support work on his first novel, which is about Auschwitz.

Evans is the Poet Laureate of South Dakota and is a professor emeritus of English from SDSU, where he served as Writer-in-Residence and taught from 1968 to 2007. He has given readings across the U.S., England, China, Belgium and Puerto Rico. He is the author of nine books including, “The Bull Rider’s Advice” (2004) and “Hanging Out With the Crows” (1991). He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Artist Foundation and the South Dakota Arts Council and is a two-time Fulbright Scholar to China.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations