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Norma C. Wilson’s writing has taken her full circle from poetry to literary analysis and back. Her books include Wild Iris (poems, 1978), The Nature of Native American Poetry (2001), Under the Rainbow:  Poems from Mojácar (2012) and Rivers, Wings & Sky with visual artist Nancy Losacker.  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. 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. Wilson received USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence inTeaching in 2001 and presented the College of Arts and Science's Harrington Lecture in 2004.  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 was featured in eight galleries in North and South Dakota, and Iowa. Recent publishers of her poetry include South Dakota Magazine, Paddlefish, Prairie Fire, Caduceus, South Dakota Review, Village Books Press the South Dakota State Poetry Society and Scurfpea Publishing, including Memory, Echo, Words, a poetry anthology which she edited in 2014. Wilson is a member of Dakota Women Poets, a group founded by Christine Stewart-Nunez.  She serves on South Dakota State Poetry Society's board of directors.  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.