UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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"Vivarium" and "Pale Harvest," Winners of the 15 Bytes Book Award

“Vivarium” and “Pale Harvest,” Winners of the 15 Bytes Book Award

15 Bytes and its publisher Artists of Utah congratulate Natasha Sajé for her poetry collection “Vivarium” (Tupelo Press) and Braden Hepner for his debut novel “Pale Harvest” (Torrey House Press),  winners of this year’s 15 Bytes Book Awards. Currently in its third year, the 15 Bytes Book Awards is an annual program to celebrate the...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jacqueline Osherow

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jacqueline Osherow

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Salt Lake City-based writer Jacqueline Osherow...

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A Death in the Family: Carys Bray's A Song for Issy Bradley

A Death in the Family: Carys Bray’s A Song for Issy Bradley

There’s a moment in A Song for Issy Bradley, Carys Bray’s luminous first novel (and 15 Bytes Book Award finalist this year), when a teenage Mormon girl named Zippy is asked at a party she’s not supposed to be at, “[I]f you weren’t already a member, would you join the Church?” This is not only...

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15 Bytes Book Awards: Poetry Finalists Announced

15 Bytes Book Awards: Poetry Finalists Announced

Currently in its third year, the 15 Bytes Book Awards is an annual program to celebrate the best Utah books in Fiction, Poetry and Art. This year’s nominees for the 15 Bytes Book Awards are juried by members of the 15 Bytes staff and guest judges. In May, we will be announcing the winners, who...

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15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists Announced

15 Bytes Book Awards: Fiction Finalists Announced

Currently in its third year, the 15 Bytes Book Awards is an annual program to celebrate the best Utah books in Fiction, Poetry and Art. This year’s nominees for the 15 Bytes Book Awards are juried by members of the 15 Bytes staff and guest judges. In May, we will be announcing the winners who...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Kevin Holdsworth

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Kevin Holdsworth

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Cedar City-based writer Kevin Holdsworth who...

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The Shared Sacred: A Personal Response to Phyllis Barber's Memoir, "To the Mountain"

The Shared Sacred: A Personal Response to Phyllis Barber’s Memoir, “To the Mountain”

To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit (Quest Books, 2014)) By Phyllis Barber Reviewed by Jake Clayson   Given the chance to read Phyllis Barber’s To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit before I served as a Mormon missionary on the Saddle Lake Indian Reservation in Alberta, Canada, I might have...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Cedar City-based poet Danielle Beazer Dubrasky...

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Becoming The Thing You've Killed: Jacob Paul's "Song of Ilan"

Becoming The Thing You’ve Killed: Jacob Paul’s “Song of Ilan”

Called a “dizzying, rhapsodic, and thrilling book that challenges readers to think about how we live, love, and die,” A Song of Ilan is author Jacob Paul’s second novel. His first, Sara/Sarah (Ig Publishing, 2010), told the story of a Jewish woman who, after her parents are killed in a suicide bombing in Israel, takes her inheritance and...

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Sunday Blog Read: Michael Sowder

Sunday Blog Read: Michael Sowder

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Logan-based poet Michael Sowder. Last year,...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Natalie Young

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Natalie Young

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Cedar City-based poet Natalie Young. Here she...

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Believable Light: Emma Lou Warner Thayne, 1924-2014

Believable Light: Emma Lou Warner Thayne, 1924-2014

Emma Lou Thayne, beloved Mormon poet, English teacher and essayist, died earlier this month of congestive heart failure at age 90. Casualene Meyer, who recently interviewed Thayne, files this memorial for 15 Bytes. * “Out of my life of being loved and encouraged, lavished with kindness and understanding, I could try, in telling my stories,...

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