9/12 Westminster Poetry Series Presents a Free Reading by Poets Shira Dentz and Amy Gerstler
Who: Poets Shira Dentz and Amy Gerstler
What: Free Poetry Reading
Where: Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah
When: Sept. 12, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College hosts a free reading by poets Shira Dentz and Amy Gerstler as part of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series on Sept. 12, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium.
Amy Gerstler’s many books of poems include Bitter Angel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Dearest Creature, which was named a New York Times notable book of 2009. She also writes art and book reviews, fiction, and essays, and has collaborated with visual artists. She teaches in the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at the University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing Program, as well as in the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her poems blend tones in unusual ways, often funny and serious simultaneously, and her imaginative flights are unparalleled in contemporary U.S. poetry.
Shira Dentz is the author of a book of poems, black seeds on a white dish; a chapbook, Leaf Weather; and another full-length collection, door of thin skins, that is forthcoming. She was Writer-in-Residence at The New College of Florida in Spring 2012. She is also the Book Review Editor of Drunken Boat. A graphic designer as well as a poet, her poems show care for the visual and aural qualities of space and silence. She is teaching creative writing at Westminster this year.
A book signing will follow the reading. For more information, please contact Natasha Sajé, professor of English, at (801) 832-2376 or email@example.com.
Media Contacts: Krista DeAngelis & Arikka Von (801) 832-2682
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