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Poetry Series

Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series: 2015-2016 Season

As always, free readings begin at 7:00 pm and are followed by book signings and receptions (in Foster Faculty Lounge except for the ellipsis debut). For more information, please contact Natasha Sajé, professor of English, at 801.832.2376 or


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ruth Ellen Kocher and Ashley Seitz Kramer
Gore School of Business Auditorium

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Ruth Ellen Kocher is the author of six books of poems, including, most recently, Ending in Planes; Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans and Lovely Gun; and domina Un/blued, Dorset Prize and Pen Award winner. She is a Contributing Editor at Poets & Writers Magazine and has taught poetry writing for the University of Missouri, Southern Illinois University, the New England College Low Residency MFA program. She is a professor at the University of Colorado.

Ashley Seitz Kramer

Ashley Seitz Kramer, born and raised in Ohio, has won the Ruth Stone Prize, the Robert and Adele Schiff Prize, and the Utah Writers' Award. Her first book of poems, Museum of Distance was awarded the Zone 3 Press first book award for poetry in 2014. She is an assistant dean at Westminster College and a doctoral student in Education, Culture, and Society at the University of Utah.





Saturday, October 17, 2015

Utah Humanities Book Festival
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South

Please visit for the schedule of events.


Thursday October 29, 2015

Campbell McGrath and Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Gore School of Business Auditorium

Campbell McGrath

Campbell McGrath is the author of nine books of poetry, including Spring Comes to Chicago, Florida Poems, and most recently, In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys. He has received the Kingsley Tufts Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, among many other major awards. Born in Chicago, he lives in Miami Beach and teaches at Florida International University, where he is the Philip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing.

Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A. and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. The Verging Cities, her debut poetry collection, is available through The Center For Literary Publishing as part of their Mountain West Poetry Series in 2015. Poet Dana Levin featured her as part of the “Introducing” Series in American Poets and writer Sherman Alexie selected one of her poems for The Best American Poetry 2015. She teaches at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Salt Lake City.



Spring Semester: free poetry workshop led by Brandon Som

Westminster College continues to offer a small poetry class open to both students and members of the community. The course meets 4:30-7:20 p.m. on the following Mondays: January 11, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25.

To be considered, please submit three poems in one document with contact information on the poems (name, phone, email, address) through our literary magazine's (ellipsis) online submission manager by October 15:  Portal will be labeled Poetry Workshop. Participants notified by December 1.



Thursday, February 11, 2016

Marianne Boruch and Brandon Som
Gore School of Business Auditorium

Marianne Boruch

Marianne Boruch is the author of nine books of poetry including Cadaver, Speak, and the forthcoming Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing; two books of essays; and a memoir, The Glimpse Traveler. Her work has been honored with the Kingsley Tufts Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Bellagio Foundations, among many others. She teaches at Purdue University, where she founded the MA/MFA program, and in the Warren Wilson MFA program.

Brandom Som

Brandon Som is the author of two poetry collections: The Tribute Horse, winner of the 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Babel's Moon, winner of Tupelo Press' Snowbound Chapbook Prize. He has received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He teaches composition in The Writing Program at the University of Southern California, and in Spring 2016, he’ll be Westminster’s Poet-in-Residence.





Friday, April 22, 2016

ellipsis Debut featuring Nickole Brown
Dumke Student Theatre, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory

The Weeks Poetry Series and ellipsis… Literature and Art are pleased to join together in the debut of the 2016 issue.

Nickole Brown

Nickole Brown grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and Deerfield Beach, Florida. Her books of poems are Fanny Says (2015), which includes poems originally published in ellipsis…, and Sister, a novel-in-poems. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She edits the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry at White Pine Press, and is an Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.





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