NSU’s Benkert publishes book of poetry

Lysbeth Benkert book cover

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University’s Dr. Lysbeth Benkert has published a book of poetry.

The book, titled “#girl stuff,” is published by Dancing Girl Press. It contains poems that center around how women often define themselves or adapt their self-identities in positive–and sometimes not-so-positive—ways through their relationships: as mothers, daughters, wives or girlfriends.

Benkert, professor of English, has been teaching at Northern since 1995. Her work has appeared in “Pasque Petals” and “One Sentence Poems,” and it will soon show up in “Rogue Agent” and the 2018 “Scurfpea Press Anthology.”

Benkert’s book is available for purchase on the Dancing Girl Press’ online shop.

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Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.