Poetry Open Mic + Book Launch Party, Tuesday, Feb. 13 @ 6:30 – Pioneer Book, Provo

Rock Canyon Poets

The Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book announce the launch party of Orogeny, the third collection of poems by local Utah County poets along with an open mic on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Orogeny is the third annual printed anthology by Rock Canyon Poets members. Each contributing poet receives a free copy and additional copies will be available to the public for $10 at the event. Poets will read their work from the anthology, after which, the open mic will begin and audience members are invited to read a poem they have written or a favorite by another poet. Light refreshments will be served.

Where: Pioneer Book – 450 West Center Street, Provo

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Rock Canyon Poets boasts diverse membership, ranging from 18 to 70 years in age with many backgrounds–including literary journal founders, editors, ex-military, business…

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Salt Lake Acting Company presents Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds – including book signing!

Join us for this two week special engagement of STAG’S LEAP by Sharon Olds. Derived from Olds’ Pulitzer Prize winning book of poetry by the same title, Salt Lake Acting Company’s staged version is conceived and directed by Nancy Borgenicht. STAG’S LEAP blends Olds’ gift for language with Borgenicht’s theatrical imagination to create an evening of poetry not just out loud, but lived in. This two-week engagement serves as the next step in this project’s continued development, with all proceeds going toward SLAC’s new play programs.

Sharon Olds will attend the opening weekend with a special book signing following the matinee performance on January 21 (approximately 2:30pm). Don’t miss this chance to meet well known and loved poet Sharon Olds!

PERFORMANCES:
January 18 – 28, 2018
Thursdays – Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m., Sundays @ 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

TICKETS:
Single tickets range from $40 – $100 (all tickets are tax deductible and support SLAC’s new play programs)
Discounts are available for Students and people 30 years old & younger.
tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org

For more information contact the box office at:
801-363-7522
info@saltlakeactingcompany.org


Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her first book, Satan Says (1980), received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award. Her second, The Dead and the Livingwas both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Father was short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize in England, and The Unswept Room was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Olds teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and helped to found the NYU workshop program for residents of Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, and for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. She lives in New Hampshire and in New York City.


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1st Annual Provo Poetry Contest! Cash prizes / Free to enter, DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2018

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First Annual Provo Poetry Contest–Cash Prizes!

Send your short/micro poems to help promote poetry in Utah!

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018

ENTRY FEE: Free to enter.

PRIZES: A winner will be selected for each of two categories: Short Poems and Micro Poems.

JUDGE: Lance Larsen – Utah’s poet laureate from 2012-2017

This year’s judge is Lance Larsen, poet laureate of Utah from 2012-2017. His work appears widely in venues such as Poetry, Slate, Southern Review, New York Review of Books, Poetry Daily, and Best American Poetry.  He has received a number of awards, including a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A professor at BYU, he is the author of four poetry collections, with a fifth, What the Body Knows, forthcoming from University of Tampa in early 2018.

SHORT POEM CATEGORY (20 lines or less):

MICRO POEM CATEGORY (3 lines or less):

CONTEST GUIDELINES:

  • Poets must have lived or spent significant time in Utah at some point in their lives.
  • Poems must be appropriate for a general audience (rated PG).
  • Provo Poetry is an all-inclusive community. Do not send poems with topics/speech related to hate, shaming, or cultural appropriation.

POEM LENGTH: Short poems of about 20 lines or less. Micro poems of 3 lines or less (think Haiku, but any form is fine).

NUMBER OF POEMS: Send up to ten poems.

EMAIL POEMS: We prefer a separate attachment/document for each poem sent in a single email to provopoetry@gmail.com.

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED: Previously published poems are permitted.

ACCEPTED POEMS: You will be notified via email if your poems are accepted for inclusion in the POEMBALL machines or for Utah Valley Marathon bibs. POEMBALL machines are located at Pioneer Book and Enliten Bakery and Café in downtown Provo. Accepted poems will be printed for distribution into the community in and around Provo. Poets names will be mentioned on the poems.

Distribution methods may vary. No monetary payment will be provided to poets other than the winners as noted, but please know your contribution is important and appreciated! The key objective of Provo Poetry is to instill the love of poetry within the general community, bring poems to a wider audience, and to support local poets.