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Women Poets Collective

The Women Poets Collective was formed in 2015 by Christine Stewart-Nuñez, poet and then Professor of English at South Dakota State University, formerly South Dakota Poet Laureate.


Christine was working on a poetry manuscript and wanted feedback, but she was pregnant with her second son and couldn't travel to conferences or workshops. So she gathered a group of women poets who she believed (1) would be generous and supportive but critical reviewers (2) had work in progress for which they would also want feedback; and (3) were near enough to be available. 

The WPC now meets annually to workshop each others' recent chapbook and full-length manuscript projects, and to give a public reading of their work. FIFTEEN manuscripts workshopped at the annual WPC gatherings have since been published. In addition, the WPC gives live and virtual readings by invitation.

For information about inviting WPC for readings, contact Christine at

WPC Members:

Christine Stewart-Nuñez - author website

Barbara Duffeyauthor website

Heidi Czerwiecauthor website

Lindy ObachNorth of Zenith

Darla Biel - "After I Married My (Now) Ex-Husband"

Pen PearsonBloomsbury's Late Rose: A Novel

Jeanne Emmonsauthor interview

Erika Saunders - author website

Lysbeth Benkert-Rasmussen - # girl stuff

Norma Wilson - author website

Jodi Andrews - author website

Marcella Remund

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