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Literary Arts
SUNDAY BLOG READ: Stephen Carter

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Stephen Carter

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 essayist, comics writer and editor...

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There is a Hunger: The Relentless Jeff Metcalf

There is a Hunger: The Relentless Jeff Metcalf

Jeff Metcalf is fresh off a trip to Bermuda when we sit down for an interview in mid-May. He is tanned and claims to have put on a few extra pounds from “island drinks and island food.” He has also just returned from an appointment at Huntsman Cancer Institute where he received some good news...

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Three Ways of Reading Tim Erickson's "Egopolis"

Three Ways of Reading Tim Erickson’s “Egopolis”

  Egopolis (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2015) by Tim Erickson $12.95 80 pp     Reviewed by C. Wade Bentley Tim Erickson’s new book of poetry, Egopolis, is not about to greet you at the door with a plate of cookies when you come knocking. There’ll be no sitting on the sofa while the poet...

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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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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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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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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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Stumbling in the Dark: Meg Day's Last Psalm at Sea Level

Stumbling in the Dark: Meg Day’s Last Psalm at Sea Level

by Tim Erickson Meg Day’s debut collection of poems, Last Psalm at Sea Level reveals the realities, at base, of the scientific age in which we find ourselves located: the clash between a quantum and a classical mechanical understanding of nature. That is to say, we can no longer situate ourselves; the very matter of...

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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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Combining the Visual and the Verbal: The Art(s) of Teresa Jordan

Combining the Visual and the Verbal: The Art(s) of Teresa Jordan

Teresa Jordan not only tells stories with words, but uses her own visual art to enrich the reader’s experience.  In her Field Notes from the Grand Canyon, published in 2000, watercolor sketches and her handwritten notes fill some pages, balanced by type-set essays on other pages. In Field Notes from Yosemite, published in 2002, watercolor...

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Messy Corners: Jean Kane's Make Me

Messy Corners: Jean Kane’s Make Me

reviewed by Nathaniel Taggart At turns dark, playful, and furiously-paced, Jean Kane’s debut poetry collection, Make Me, exhibits a whimsical defiance towards authority and the expectations of a contemporary reader of poetry. The cover of the collection is a helpful “tell”—the title of the collection is spelled out by tools and household knick-knacks (with a...

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David Pace, Postum and the Three Nephites

David Pace, Postum and the Three Nephites

When he’s not busy raising money for Repertory Dance Theatre or editing 15 Bytes’ literary content, David Pace pounds away at his laptop, tablets and phone, writing his own fiction and essays. After two decades of writing and re-writing a novel manuscript, Pace is anticipating the publication of his first novel, Dream House on Golan...

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