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Unnaturalized Generations: Robert Terashima Explores Japanese-American Identity in a New Chapbook

In 1966, Salt Lake City’s “Japan Town” was demolished to build the Salt Palace Convention Center, taking with it a deep cultural memory of institutionalized prejudice. Although many Japanese immigrants came to America between 1884 and 1907, Asian immigrants were prevented from becoming naturalized citizens until 1952. A […]

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Lit Journal Speaks Boldly and Uninterrupted: saltfront, Issue No. 5, Spring 2017

Just as visitors and residents find a rich array of amusement in Utah’s wildlife, scenery and outdoor adventures, the literary journal saltfront (Issue 5, 2017) provides readers with an equally diverse and captivating experience. From the redrocks of Zions to the grandiose Rocky Mountains, each entry paints clearly the cacophony […]

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Cracking the Nut of O’Keeffe’s Genius: Jennifer Sinor’s Letters Like the Day

Georgia O’Keeffe was an artist of such compelling vision that an entire region of the United States redecorated to match her aesthetic. I don’t mean that as snark. Contemplation of O’Keeffe’s art actually changes the way we understand erosional geomorphology, flowering plants, sun-bleached bones, deep blue skies, and […]