NSU logo next to portrait of Dr. Lysbeth Benkert

ABERDEEN, S.D. 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.”


About Northern State University  

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.