Anita Krotz was the manuscript winner in the April 2017 contest. Her Book of the Year, Crosswinds, will be published by UTSPS with book concerts scheduled for October.
Rasoul Sorkhabi (aka, Rasoul Shams) edited the Rumi Poetry Society's poetry anthology, Sand & Sky: Poems from Utah.
UTSPS 2017 Spring Festival April 21-22
The Spring Festival was held at the Hyatt Place at Station Park in Farmington on Friday April 21 and continued on Saturday the 22nd in the morning and afternoon. The Spring Festival's contest winners list is now available.
UTSPS New Chapters Formed!
NFSPS Contest: BlackBerryPeach Prizes for Poetry: Spoken and Heard
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies host a new contest for the spoken and heard word. Prizes: 1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd place $250. Deadline was March 15, 2017. Guidelines are at: nfsps.com/BBP3Guidelines.html.
UTSPS Contest for 2017
Deadline for this year's contest was February 1. The rules for our 2017 contests are listed in UTSPS_Contest_Rules_2017.pdf.
UTSPS Book Concerts in October
UTSPS' 2016 poet of the year was 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.
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.