Poets in Pajamas

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we’re asking Utah poets to read from their own work as well as the work of their peers. Because of Covid-19, we’re allowing them to do it from home. Pajamas are optional.

Literary Arts | Poets in Pajamas

Lance Larsen on Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to My Socks” and Running, in the Summer of 1977

“I love Pablo Neruda’s big-hearted exuberance, especially his odes,” says former Utah poet laureate (2012 – 2017) Lance Larsen. “Linguistically and metaphorically, ‘Ode to My Socks,’ goes everywhere. Neruda the man was a collector of antiques, maritime flotsam and jetsam, glassware, seashells, figureheads of ships. In 2019 I […]

Literary Arts | Poets in Pajamas

Trish Hopkinson’s “Letter to Covid-19” and a Reading of Meg Day’s “Psalm for July”

“Poetry is about trying to re-create an experience that, technically, can never happen again,” Trish Hopkinson said in our profile of the poet, blogger and literary arts advocate in April, 2019. “It’s specific to the poet or the character they’re writing through.” You can find Hopkinson’s work online […]