'A Harvest of Words' Named Finalist for High Plains Book Award
Thursday, June 2, 2011
“A Harvest of Words: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry,” the anthology edited by Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana's Writer-in-Residence and associate professor of English, and published by the Center for Western Studies, has been named a finalist in the High Plains Book Award’s “best poetry” category.
Established by the Parmly Billings Library Board, the High Plains Book Awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
Winners will be announced on October 15,
Hicks will read from the book at the annual CWS June Event, "Song and Poetry of the Great Plains," set for Tuesday, June 14, in the Ordal Dining Room, located inside Augustana’s Morrison Commons. The event will also feature recording artist Jami Lynn, who will perform songs from her new release, “Sodbusters,” and discuss folk music traditions of the Great Plains.