UTSPS Poetry in the Park (PIP) March 2-3, 2017
Coordinated with PIP is the annual Redrock Creative Writing workshop which will Saturday, March 4, 2016: redrockwriters.org.
UTSPS 2017 Spring Festival April 21-22
The Spring Festival will be held at the Hyatt Place at Station Park in Farmington, starting at 4 pm on Friday April 21 and continuing on Saturday the 22nd in the morning and afternoon. The price for a double room at the Hyatt is $119 which includes a hot breakfast. Mention "Utah State Poetry Society" to get this discounted rate. For reservations, call: 801-683-4444. Registration will be $40 and will not include meals. A registration form is being prepared and will be available shortly.
NFSPS Contest: BlackBerryPeach Prizes for Poetry: Spoken and Heard
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies is hosting a new contest for the spoken and heard word. Prizes: 1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd place $250. Deadline is March 15, 2017. For guidelines, see: nfsps.com/BBP3Guidelines.html. Online submissions only via submittable.com.
UTSPS Contest for 2017
Deadline for this year's contest was February 1. The rules for our 2017 contests are list in UTSPS_Contest_Rules_2017.pdf.
UTSPS Book Concerts in October
UTSPS' 2016 poet of the year is Duane (dee) Rygh with his winning collection of poetry, My Bright Red Scream. He read from his book at the Orem Public Library on Oct 8th as well as twice in Southern Utah on Oct 10th at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins and on Oct 11th at the St. George Public Library.
January 2017 NFSPS Strophes Newsletter Available
See nfsps.com for the Strophes Online link for the latest issue.
Spring Festival April 22-23, 2016, & Contest
The UTSPS 2016 Spring Festival was held April 22-23 in the Davis Conference Center, adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton. This year's contest winners are in the UTSPS_2016_Contest_Winners_List.pdf.
Poet Tree Newsletter Feb-2016 Available
The most recent Poet Tree issue, February 2016 is now available from the Poet Tree page.
Membership for 2017
UTSPS membership for 2017 is $30. Print the Membership Form (PDF) and mail with your check by January 5, 2017, to be considered a UTSPS member in good standing for the 2017 Spring Festival Contests.
Junior Poetry Contest 2016
See the Youth page for details on this contest and the guidelines for submitting.
For the new UTSPS blog, go to utahpoetry.blogspot.com. See UTSPS members featured, each with a short bio, photo, and poem.
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 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.