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A Harvest of Words:
Edited by Augustana College’s Writer-in-Residence, Patrick Hicks
Retail price, $24.95
New and selected poetry by…
David Allan Evans
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. The editor, Patrick Hicks, a well-traveled and accomplished author himself, hasn’t lived long in the state—a fact that, combined with his close familiarity with many different literary and cultural perspectives, gives him a unique vantage point. This ‘harvest of poems’ deserves a large audience, both inside and outside South Dakota.”
—David Allan Evans
Read the press release about the book.
A Harvest of Words has been chosen as one of 21 books of significance to South Dakota! It is number nine on the list.
A Harvest of Words: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry, edited by Augustana Writer-in -Residence Patrick Hicks, is a finalist for a High Plains Book Award in the “best poetry” category.