Poetry Reading September 27, 2015
Poetry reading, "Talking Heads and Loose Screws," on Sunday Sept 27th at 3:00 pm by three UTSPS Valley Winds members: David Knowlton, Maurine Haltiner, and Lisa Gustavson. The venue will be the downtown Salt Lake City Library, 209 East 400 South, Room B, which is located below the library's main foyer. Elevator available.
August 2015 Poet Tree Available
See the Poet Tree page for the latest issue.
October 2015 NFSPS Strophes Available
See nfsps.com for the Strophes Online link for the latest issue.
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.
UTSPS Workshop Nov 7, 2015
See the Events page for details on this free workshop.
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. See UTSPS members featured, each with a short bio, photo, and poem.
UTSPS Poetry in the Park (PIP) & Redrock Writers Websites
Supported by UTSPS, PIP is an annual poetry workshop held in Zion National Park. Details for the Friday, March 4, 2016, workshop are available at: www.poetry-in-the-park.com.
Coordinated with PIP is the annual Redrock Creative Writing workshop which will Saturday, March 5, 2016: redrockwriters.org. See the Contests page for the how to enter the 2016 Chaparral contest (deadline 12/1/15).
The Chaparral 2015 Contest winners include three UTSPS members who won multiple awards: Candy Lish Fowler, Kolette Montague and Marie Tollstrup.
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.
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.