Photo by Austen Diamond. Paisley Rekdal was recently named the Utah Poet Laureate, a five-year post, and it is obvious that she deserves the title. Besides an upcoming collection of poetry in which she reimagines Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Rekdal has published five collections of poetry and three books of non-fiction. […]
Tamara Pace Thomson
Tamara Pace Thomson lives with her husband and three children in Provo where she is close enough to Rock Canyon to hike every day. The rest of her time is devoted to reading, studying, and writing. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in English at BYU.
Playing Detailed Narrative Against Linguistic Restraint: Michael Gills’ The House Across from the Deaf School
In his introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2016, editor Junot Diaz praises the form of the short story for mimicking the fleeting nature of life. He says, “To me this form captures better than any other what it is to be human—the brevity of our moments, the […]
Even though author Michael Gills has a doctorate from the University of Utah and was named in 2012 “Distinguished Professor,” he says in a recent profile about him in Continuum that, “In my mind, I’m still a poor kid from Arkansas … It’s just a miracle I’m not pouring concrete.” Gills […]
In his collection of essays called Good Water, Kevin Holdsworth says, “To find and frequent the periphery is imperative for the artist, and dangerous—the margin is a sucking whirlpool.” Could there be a place more marginal or peripheral than the small town of Good Water in Wayne County, […]
C. Wade Bentley’s poetry chapbook Askew is appropriately titled because so many of its poems accentuate the way reality can be tilted through verse to expose bits of newness in the monotony of everyday life. Bentley’s poems are often narrative in that they tell a story in miniature, a small […]