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7-14 Book-signing: SD Poet Laureate Christine Stewart-Nuñez with “The Poet & The Architect” and “South Dakota in Poems”

July 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DDR Books is thrilled to host nine authors with South Dakota ties for book signings this summer. Find the Calendar of Events on our website (ddrbooks.com), Twitter (@ddrbooks), Facebook (DDR Books), Instagram (DDR Books), and sign up for our email newsletter at ddrbooks@wat.midco.net.

Order your books in advance by calling us at 605.878.0418, emailing ddrbooks@wat.midco.net, or stopping in the store. Hours are M-F 9:30-5:30 & Sat 9:30-4. All events will take place at DDR Books, 7 S. Maple, Watertown.

Our seventh visiting author of the summer is Christine Stewart-Nuñez, South Dakota’s poet laureate, the author of seven books of poetry, most recently The Poet & The Architect and Bluewords Greening, winner of the 2018 Whirling Prize. She’s also written several award-winning essays and co-edited two books that feature both literary and scholarly contributions. In 2019, the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English named her author of the year. As a professor at South Dakota State University, Christine’s teaching, creative work, and service has earned several awards. She served on the board of directors for the South Dakota State Poetry Society from 2012-2018 and edited its poetry magazine, Pasque Petals, from 2014-2018. In the fall of 2020, she released South Dakota in Poems, an anthology of contemporary poems by South Dakotans. She’s the founder of the Women Poets Collective, a regional group focused on advancing their writing through peer critique and support.

 Poet Ted Landrum says about The Poet & The Architect,

          “Laced with love, art, confession, and connection, the intricate geometries built into this wise and supple book gradually unfold a vast but fragile terrain…. The book’s fourfold frame builds, page on page, line on line, from free and cozy erotic couplets, through shared journeys, joys and pain, toward the wide-awake-world of home-made epiphanies: epic, comic, tragic, and cosmic. Much to mine – reader, dig in!”

Edited by Stewart-Nuñez, the South Dakota in Poems anthology published by the South Dakota State Poetry Society represents a capacious conversation among South Dakota and South Dakota-affiliated poets that speak to our complex stories and experiences. Personal, political, historical, contemporary: this conversation in verse reflects the diverse lives of people who live here or have strong residential ties to the state.


Wed., JULY 14       7-9p               CHRISTINE STEWART-NUÑEZ         The Poet & The Architect


                                                                                                                                          South Dakota in Poems

Sat., AUGUST 7      1-2:30p          PEN PEARSON                                            Bloomsbury’s Late Rose

Sat., AUGUST 21   1-2:30p          KRIS AMUNDSON                                   81 Questions for Parents: Helping Your Kids Succeed in School

Be sure to check back after each signing for the details of the next event. DDR Books kindly asks that unvaccinated patrons wear a face mask for everyone’s safety, and social distancing will be implemented. All CDC recommendations will be followed. Refreshments will be provided.


July 14, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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DDR Books
7 S. Maple
Watertown, SD 57201 United States
(605) 868-3705
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