David Allan Evans

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David Allan Evans (born 1940 Sioux City, Iowa) USA is an American poet. Since 2002, he is the poet laureate of the U.S. state of South Dakota.[1][2][3]


He attended college on a football scholarship and earned degrees from Morningside College, the University of Iowa, and the University of Arkansas with a M.F.A. in creative writing. Since 1968, Evans has taught at South Dakota State University where he is a Professor of English and a Writer-in-Residence. Evans has published five books of poetry. He currently teaches English 201.


He received two grants as a Fulbright Scholar to study in China, and was the first South Dakotan to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1974.


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