To do a profile of Todd Robert Petersen, author of the novel It Needs to Look Like We Tried, it is necessary to get the profile out of the way right up front. Taking him in from the side you first see the thatch perched on his head […]
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There’s a statue of Scott Abbott on the campus of Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem. It shows a tall, handsome guy, button-down shirt, belted and tucked into jeans falling to a sensible length above dark loafers. Like this representation, Scott Abbott’s demeanor is stoic and thoughtful. His […]
Brad Roghaar at the 2016 Ogden City Mayor’s Awards in the Arts. Courtesy Ogden City. A year ago, in early November, poet Brad Roghaar opened the Ogden Mayor’s Awards in the Arts by reading one of his works about a city at the confluence of two rivers. His […]
Like most writers of his generation, Paul Ketzle has spent considerable chunks of his time honing his craft at creative writing workshops — the good ones, where “this is what I see you doing” leads the discussion, as well as the bad ones, where it’s “if this were […]
Sometime after World War II, the field of literature—readers, writers, publishers, and commentators—split in two, leaving academics and historians on one side and current producers—makers of what in the visual arts is now called ”contemporary studio practice”—on the other. Frequent wailing about the death of reading refers primarily […]
David Kranes will tell you he’s driven. Since his arrival in Utah from his home in New England in 1967, he has taught students at the University of Utah Creative Writing Program, directed the Sundance Playwright’s Lab, written 7 novels and now, with his recently released The Legend’s […]