UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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Author Archive
Raphael Dagold's "Bastard Heart"

Raphael Dagold’s “Bastard Heart”

Poet Raphael Dagold will be reading from his first book of poetry Bastard Heart (Silverfish Review Press, 2014) this Friday, April 18 (7 pm) at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, 1511 South 1500 East. A gifted woodworker/cabinet-maker as well as a poet, Dagold is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ:  David Hawkins

SUNDAY BLOG READ: David Hawkins

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Today, 15 Bytes features David Hawkins who provides three selections from his award-winning manuscript  the book of the missing. “dark adaptations” is one of two long poems in the collection and the featured sections below were originally published in the Seattle Review. The other long poem in the collection was written...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Phyllis Barber

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Phyllis Barber

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Today, 15 Bytes features Phyllis Barber who provides an excerpt from a narrative nonfiction work forthcoming from Quest Books about Barber’s twenty-year hiatus from Mormonism and her experiences with a variety of religions and spiritual persuasions that converted her to...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Lynn Kilpatrick

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Lynn Kilpatrick

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Today, 15 Bytes features writer Lynn Kilpatrick who provides an excerpt from a novella currently in process. Sunday Blog Read continues to collect a distinguished group of established and emerging Utah writers for your review and enjoyment. Past writers...

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An "Ax to the frozen sea within us": Poets Holland and Szybist at Weeks Series

An “Ax to the frozen sea within us”: Poets Holland and Szybist at Weeks Series

In 1987 poet Scott Cairns, then a teacher of creative writing at Westminster College, organized the first series of poetry readings at the college. Under Cairns’ directorship, followed by Katharine Coles’, and now under that of Natasha Sajé’s, The Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series eventually included such notables as Lithuanian Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz,...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Joel Long

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Joel Long

                        SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Today, 15 Bytes features poet Joel Long who provides two recently completed (and unpublished) poems below. Sunday Blog Read continues to collect a distinguished group of established...

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“True North Everywhere”: Michael Sowder’s "House Under the Moon," finalist, 15 Bytes Book Award, Poetry

“True North Everywhere”: Michael Sowder’s “House Under the Moon,” finalist, 15 Bytes Book Award, Poetry

In his 2012 collection House Under the Moon, it’s clear that poet Michael Sowder has suffered for his art, as spiritual seekers do. The first section (“Homecoming”) starts with a kind of post mortem of the life previous—another marriage, a father whose marginalia in a book sends the mind reeling in memory and loss, perhaps...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Lance Larsen

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Lance Larsen

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Today, 15 Bytes features Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen who provides three poems below. Sunday Blog Read continues to collect a distinguished group of established and emerging Utah writers for your review and enjoyment. Past writers have included former Utah...

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Author Brian Doyle: Shivering Together in Story

Author Brian Doyle: Shivering Together in Story

 Hard to say why author Brian Doyle is such a hit with Utah readers. He’s of Irish descent, confessional, audacious in his prose and unabashedly Catholic. But here he is again making an appearance in Utah County at both the Orem Public Library (Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7pm, the finale celebration of Orem Reads) and...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Calvin Haul

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Calvin Haul

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Today, 15 Bytes features Calvin Haul whose short-short story Like Shakespeare is here complete. Haul joins a distinguished group of established and emerging Utah writers in this capacity, including former Utah Poet Laureate Kate Coles, poet Michael McLane, short story...

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Barbara K. Richardson's Tributary

Barbara K. Richardson’s Tributary

We are pleased to announce that Barbara K. Richardson’s novel Tributary has been awarded the 2013 15 Bytes Book Award for Fiction. The author will receive a small cash award to recognize her achievement. Our congratulations also go out to our other two finalists for the award, Miah Arnold for her novel Sweet Land of...

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Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise

In poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram’s debut collection But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise (Red Hen Press, 2012), the diction is daring, the voice muscular. In “Why I Want To Be A Tow Truck Driver,” she writes, See the snowclouds thrusting over the range like a cough, a hard-packed fist? This is how I come. Free...

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