UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
Published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Look for our monthly edition at the beginning of each month. We follow that up with a variety of "Daily Bytes" on this site. You'll find links to artistsofutah's other programming to the right.
Suscribe For Free
Literary Arts
An ecstatic, mystical encounter with the divine: Alex Caldiero’s Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance?

An ecstatic, mystical encounter with the divine: Alex Caldiero’s Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance?

This past September, after I came home from a weeklong river trip, a friend told me I needed to read Alex Caldiero’s new book, Who is the Dancer, What is the Dance (Saltfront, 2016). The book is a facsimile of a poetic journal Caldiero kept on a six-day trip on the Colorado River through Cataract...

... read more
SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jan C. Minich

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jan C. Minich

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. 15 Bytes regularly 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 we present Jan C. Minich, who divides his time between Wellington,...

... read more
Feminist Reality, Feminist Mystery: Julie J. Nichols' Pigs When They Straddle the Air

Feminist Reality, Feminist Mystery: Julie J. Nichols’ Pigs When They Straddle the Air

Some titles, like Many Things Have Happened Since He Died by Elizabeth Dewberry and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, have made me want to read a novel when I know nothing at all about the author and haven’t read a review. The title itself creates a sort of tension that seems...

... read more
A Kind of Deep-Felt Sadness: Andy Hoffmann's "The Edge and End of Water"

A Kind of Deep-Felt Sadness: Andy Hoffmann’s “The Edge and End of Water”

This chapbook documents a trip from Utah to Argentina in three brief chapters, each with a poem, an essay, a photograph, and epigraphs taken from the work of poet Pablo Neruda. The first section, “Punta Norte,” describes a wildlife preserve on the Península Valdés in Argentina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site established for...

... read more
Jumping Naked in the Backyard: Zoe Murdock's "Man in the Mirror" explores the interior and exterior world of Alzheimer's

Jumping Naked in the Backyard: Zoe Murdock’s “Man in the Mirror” explores the interior and exterior world of Alzheimer’s

reviewed by Phyllis Barber Old age is a terrain most of us have not traveled. We’ve not been there before (and most people think they’ll never get there, either, keeping the reality, as well as the idea, at bay. Except, there are those times when a brush with old age cannot be helped!). Old age...

... read more
Sor Juana Poetry Prize and Utah Book Awards

Sor Juana Poetry Prize and Utah Book Awards

The City Library and Utah Humanities announced the winners of the Sor Juana Prize and the Utah Book Awards, Thursday, October 20 at the Library as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. Artes de Mexico en Utah, whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Mexican art in Utah, founded and administers the annual...

... read more
Utah Literary Award Winners Announced

Utah Literary Award Winners Announced

“It wasn’t easy – all very strong work.” “I am simply blown away with how strong these submissions are – they’ve been a pleasure to read.” “I can’t even tell you how difficult it was to make a final decision.” These are just some of the laudatory remarks from the judges in this year’s Utah Original Writing Competition (UOWC)...

... read more
A Nuclear Alphabet for Downwinders: Michael McLane's Trace Elements

A Nuclear Alphabet for Downwinders: Michael McLane’s Trace Elements

Michael McLane is the man behind the Utah Book Festival, which this month is bringing authors and book lovers together across the state. But he's also a writer, and in this companion piece to our podcast on Trent Alvey, Amy Brunvand takes a look at McLane's Elik Press publication Trace Elements: Mapping the Great Basin...

... read more
Identity, Self and Purpose:  A Review of Brian Evenson’s The Warren

Identity, Self and Purpose: A Review of Brian Evenson’s The Warren

Human identity can be said to rely on two things: who we are, and what we do. This being and action gives humans purpose. As a Mormon boy growing up in Utah, the knowledge of my ancestors and faith told me who I was, and what I was supposed to do. Not only was I...

... read more
"A Vast, Playful and Sometimes Frightening Place": Readings by Rice and Richardson

“A Vast, Playful and Sometimes Frightening Place”: Readings by Rice and Richardson

Authors Doug Rice and Marc Anthony Richardson will be reading from their new books in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 3rd, at 7 PM at Weller Book Works, 507 Trolley Square. The event is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival and is in partnership with Western Humanities Review where excerpts from both works...

... read more
SUNDAY BLOG READ: Doug Gibson

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Doug Gibson

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. At least once a 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 Ogden-based Doug Gibson who here, on...

... read more
SUNDAY BLOG READ: Scott Abbott

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Scott Abbott

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. At least once a 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 Utah Valley University writer...

... read more
SUNDAY BLOG READ: Zoe Murdock

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Zoe Murdock

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. At least once a 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 Utah native Zoe Murdock who...

... read more
Making Life Out of Dust: Bev Magennis’ Alibi Creek

Making Life Out of Dust: Bev Magennis’ Alibi Creek

When Willa Cather wrote a female protagonist and gave an impression of male-ness to the hard, western landscape of her novel, O Pioneers, she probably wasn’t trying to do anything radical. She was writing what she knew. Though perhaps she also meant the book to be a deliberate misreading of the classic literary myth of...

... read more
Nancy Takacs' Red Voices

Nancy Takacs’ Red Voices

by Ed Bennett The myth of Echo as we know it appeared in Book III of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” She was a mountain nymph, part of a group with whom Zeus liked to dally. Whenever Zeus’ wife, the goddess Hera, attempted to find her husband during these interludes, she was distracted by Echo, who would engage...

... read more