by Caitlin Erickson Lovely Asunder, the first collection of poetry by Danielle Cadena Deulen, a 2011 Utah Book Award finalist, is inquisitive—the first poem, “Interrogation,” is composed entirely in questions. As the book progresses, inquiries move from the concrete: “How did you get here in the wet garden/ […]
by Esther Allen Reading Whitethorn, the recent collection of poems by University of Utah Distinguished Professor Jacqueline Osherow and a finalist for the 2011 Utah Book Award in Poetry, is like imagining that I have lived through the famed Vesuvius eruption at Pompeii. Some poems are heavy enough […]
In this finalist for the Utah Book Award, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Thomas J. Harvey shows how the Rainbow Bridge and Monument Valley landscapes in Utah and Arizona have become iconic images representing all of America — in large part due to the films of John Ford […]
In This Light, University of Utah English Professor and award-winning author Melanie Rae Thon’s most recent story collection, brings together works from a quarter century of her writing, thus becoming in effect a cross section of her artistic development. It begins with two of her early stories, which […]
The Utah Center for the Book has announced the finalists for the 2011 Utah Book Award (the date refers to the year of publication rather than then year of the award). Winners will be announced jointly by the Salt Lake City Main Library and the Utah Humanities Council […]
Gerald Elias, winner of last year’s Utah Book Award for his musical mystery novel Danse Macabre, is back with the fourth novel in his series featuring amateur sleuth and cantankerous violin teacher, Danile Jacobs. Death and Transfiguration was released by Minotaur Books last week and the local launch […]
Tonight Renewal opens at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. In the exhibit “nine artists breathe life into discarded or forgotten objects in this visually striking collection of three dimensional arts.” Curator Jason Lanegan has also asked nine local writers to respond to the works. […]
Over eighty years after they first began, Sam Weller’s Bookstore is still in business and in the process of moving to their new 10,000 square foot location at Trolley Square Mall. They’ll be leaving their long-time space at the historic David Keith Building on Salt Lake’s Main Street […]
A review of Gerald Elias’ Danse Macabre mystery novel.
Local author Gerald Elias will be at Kings English Bookstore Tuesday night to read from and sign his third murder mystery, Death and the Maiden. Elias will be more familiar to the arts community as a violinist, associate concertmaster for the Utah Symphony and professor of music at […]
Two events this weekend, Poor Yorick Studios & Spectrum Studios Fall Equinox Open Studios and controversy at the Escalante Arts Festival.
Utah Chamber Artists Executive Director Becky Durham sends us a post about the premier this Monday and Tuesday of a new work by composer J.A.C. Redford based on the brutal murder of the composer’s sister-in-law last December.