Free poetry readings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Kim Adamson Alumni House at Westminster College and are followed by book signings and receptions. For more information or a copy of an electronic brochure, please contact Natasha Sajé, professor of English, at 801.832.2376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 26, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Nov 7, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Feb 3, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Apr 24, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Westminster College presents the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series spring semester events schedule. Free readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Kim T. Adamson Alumni House on the Westminster College campus, 1840 South 1300 East, and are followed by book signings and receptions.
Christopher Nelson is the author of Blue House, published in the Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Series; Capital City at Midnight, recipient of the 2014 Bloom Chapbook Prize; and Love Song for the New World, published in the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series. He is the founder and editor of Green Linden Press and the journal, Under a Warm Green Linden, named by Entropy Magazine as one of the best journals of 2017.
Betsy Sholl has published nine books of poetry, most recently House of Sparrows: New and Selected Poems (2019), winner of the Four Lakes Prize from the University of Wisconsin Press. Otherwise Unseeable won the 2014 Maine Literary Award for Poetry. She was Poet Laureate of Maine from 2006–11. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship and two Maine Artists fellowships. She has taught in the writing program at MIT, the University of Southern Maine, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Kara Van De Graaf is the author of Spitting Image, winner of the Crab Orchard First Book Prize in Poetry. She is co-founder and editor of Lightbox Poetry, an online educational resource for poetry in the classroom (lightboxpoetry.com) and serves as assistant professor of creative writing at Utah Valley University.
Mahtem Shiferraw is a writer and visual artist from Ethiopia and Eritrea. Her work has been published in her chapbook, Behind Walls & Glass, and two full length books: Fuchsia, which won the Sillerman Prize for African Poets from the University of Nebraska Press; and Your Body Is War, new this year. She is the executive director of college initiatives at Otis College in Los Angeles.
Don Bogen is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Immediate Song from Milkweed Editions. His other two books are a critical study of Theodore Roethke and a translation of selected poems by the contemporary Spanish poet Julio Martínez Mesanza. He has collaborated with composers from the US and abroad. His fellowships include the National Endowment for the Arts, the Camargo Foundation, and Fulbright positions in Spain and at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast.
Paisley Rekdal is the author of three books of nonfiction and six books of poems, most recently Nightingale, which rewrites many of the myths in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship. She teaches at the University of Utah, where she is also the creator and editor of the community web project, Mapping Salt Lake City. In May 2017, she was named Utah’s Poet Laureate.
Cindy King’s book of poems, Zoonotic, will be published by Tinderbox Editions in 2020. Her chapbook, Easy Street, was published by Dancing Girl Press. Her work has been honored with fellowships including ones from the Sewanee Writers’ Workshop and the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown. She is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dixie State University and faculty editor of The Southern Quill.
Westminster College continues to offer a small poetry class taught by Natasha Sajé—open to both students and members of the community—during the spring semester. The course meets at 4:30–7:20 pm on the following Mondays:
To be considered for this free course, please submit three poems in one document with contact information on the poems (name, phone, email, address) by October 15. Click "Submit" below and look for the portal labeled "Free Spring 2020 Poetry Workshop." Participants will be notified by December 1.
The poetry workshop is an in-person event held in Salt Lake City. It is not an online class.
Natasha Sajé is the author of three books of poems, most recently Vivarium, winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and the Utah 15 Bytes award for poetry; a poetry handbook (Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory); and a forthcoming book of personal essays, Terroir: Essays on Otherness. She has been teaching at Westminster College since 1998.
Reasonable prior notice is required to arrange accommodation for people with disabilities. Please contact the Arts and Sciences Department at 801.832.2300 if you need this accommodation.
We are grateful to the Zoo, Arts, and Parks program for funding and would like to draw your attention to the complete listing of cultural events available at nowplayingutah.com.