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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FREE Poetry Contest – Utah Life Magazine, DEADLINE: December 1, 2017

Rock Canyon Poets

Utah Life Magazine is debuting in March 2018. Every issue will feature poetry from around the state of Utah. Each issue’s poetry will be selected based on a theme. The theme for the March 2018 issue is “New Beginnings,” and the deadline is December 1, 2017.  “We look for poems that reveal the many facets of life in Utah. We don’t have a limit on style or number of lines (though poems usually range between three and twenty lines). There is also no limit to the number of poems per submission. Poems are printed to coincide with a theme announced in previous issues. Original work is preferred, though occasionally work published previously in anthologies, books or other sources may be considered.”


March/April 2018

Theme: “New Beginnings”

Deadline: December 1, 2017

May/June 2018

Theme: “Utah Adventure”

Deadline: February 1, 2018

July/August 2018

Theme: “Summer Wildlife”

Deadline: April…

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Poetry double feature + open mic, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at Pioneer Book

Rock Canyon Poets

Don’t miss two incredible Utah poets: Nancy Takacs and Jan Minich! Both former professors at Utah State University Eastern.

Nancy Takacs is the winner of the Juniper Prize for her book of poems The Worrier (U of Mass. Press, 2017). She was a 2016 runner-up for the Missouri Review Editor’s Prize. Previous poetry publications include two books including Blue Patina, winner of the 15 Bytes Book Award for Poetry and finalist for the Lascaux Poetry Award; and four chapbooks, the most recent Red Voice, Echo poems from Finishing Line Press.  Her work has appeared in New Poets of the American West, and in the Harvard Review, Kestrel, Hayden’s Ferry Review,Nimrod, and Weber. She lives with her husband Jan Minich in Wellington, Utah.

Sly and forthright, delightful and unsettled, her poems read like an explorer’s field notes, veering off in unexpected directions across what we thought was charted terrain. —James…

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