Bite-Size Poetry Features UTSPS Poet
The Utah Division of Arts and Museums Literary Arts has a Bite-Size Poetry program that for the month of August, 2015, features Jon Sebba in a video presenting his short poem "Night Patrol." Jon won the UTSPS 2013 manuscript competition with Yossi, Yasser, & Other Soldiers.
For the new UTSPS blog, go to utahpoetry.blogspot.com.
UTSPS Book Concerts in October, 2015
UTSPS will hold two book concerts for Candy Lish Fowler and her 2015 winning manuscript, On A Road That Knows Me. The first concert will be Saturday, October 10th, from 2-4 pm in the Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem, UT 84057-5508. The second will be held on Thursday, October 29th, starting at 7 pm at Dixie State University's Eccles Fine Arts Concert Hall, 225 South 700 East, St. George, UT 84770.
New UTSPS President
Dawnell Griffin is the new President of UTSPS, taking over from Orlan Owen who stepped down.
UTSPS Spring Festival, April 24 - 25, 2015
For the 2015 contests, the winners list and judges comments are available. See the Events page for suggestions by the keynote presenter, Pattiann Rogers, on line breaks, stanza breaks, and poem titles.
UTSPS' Utah Sings, 2015
UTSPS has published the 9th volume of Utah Sings (2015). See the Publications page for directions from the Editor, Merrijane Rice, on how to order a copy.
UTSPS Poetry in the Park (PIP) & Redrock Writers Websites
Supported by UTSPS, PIP is an annual poetry workshop held in Zion National Park: www.poetry-in-the-park.com.
Coordinated with PIP is the annual Redrock Creative Writing workshop: redrockwriters.org.
The Chaparral 2015 Contest winners include three UTSPS members who won multiple awards: Candy Lish Fowler, Kolette Montague and Marie Tollstrup.
NFSPS Annual Convention in St Petersburg, FL, June 25 - 28, 2015
See the NFSPS newsletter, Strophes, for details. Go to nfsps.com and click on the Strophes Online link.
UTSPS Poet Wins Utah 2014 Poetry Book Award
UTSPS poet, Markay Brown, won first place in the Utah Division of Arts & Museum's 2014 Original Writing Competition in the poetry book category for Eve's Child. See Original Writing Competition - Utah for more details.
Joyce Webb Kohler is the UTSPS 2014 manuscript competition winner for like water, like bread.
New UTSPS chapter in Dixie: Redrock Writers.
UTSPS members may list their recent poetry publications along with info on how to purchase. See the Publications page for current listings and directions on how to submit publications to be listed.
UTSPS Book of the Year info added to the Publications section.