Norma C. Wilson’s writing has taken her full circle from poetry to literary analysis and back.  She has authored three books, Wild Iris (poems, 1978), The Nature of Native American Poetry (2001), and Under the Rainbow:  Poems from Mojácar (2012).  She and her husband, Jerry Wilson, co-wrote the film script for South Dakota: A Meeting of Cultures (1985).  She co-edited One-Room Country School:  South Dakota Stories (1999) with Charles Woodard.   With Nancy Losacker, she received a 2013-14 grant from the South Dakota Arts Council for their collaborative exhibit, Rivers, Wings, and SkyThrough the sponsorship of Yankton Area Arts, Wilson and Losacker were awarded a 2014 Media Grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council to develop presentations on their exhibit. Rivers, Wings & Sky has been featured in six galleries in North and South Dakota.  From April 23 through July 10 it will be on display at the Sioux City Iowa Art Center.  After completing a PhD in English at the University of Oklahoma, Wilson joined the University of South Dakota English faculty in 1978.  Upon retirement in 2005, she was named Professor Emeritus. Recent publishers of her poetry include South Dakota Magazine, Paddlefish, Prairie Fire, Caduceus, South Dakota Review, Village Books Press and Scurfpea Publishing, including Memory, Echo, Words, a poetry anthology which she edited in 2014. She and her husband, Jerry Wilson, live in a geo-solar house they built above the Missouri River valley in rural Vermillion, South Dakota. There they work to conserve the nature that remains.