It’s hard to decide what’s better in this new book published by Gibbs Smith: the recipes or the art.
Since Japanese American sculptor Ruth Asawa passed away at her San Francisco home earlier this week, we’ve decided to run a review of the book The Sculptures of Ruth Asawa: Contours in the Air, which appeared in the February 2007 edition of 15 Bytes. The Sculpture of Ruth […]
Katharine Coles couldn’t trust her senses. On a grant from the National Science Foundation, she boarded a ship to cross the infamous Drake Passage, the world’s roughest crossing, to live in Antarctica. For the celebrated writer, it was a hunt for poetry and instability, a dislocation from ordinary […]
In a tense moment near the climax of The Ordinary Truth, a woman in her seventies wades across a rocky creek in a remote forest in the dark of night. As she feels her way, her senses heightened by danger, she conjures for readers the feeling of finding […]
A bee at work in the cherry blossoms Gravity Hill, by Maximilian Werner For an essayist and fishing enthusiast, popular University of Utah writing professor Maximilian Werner didn’t do too badly with Crooked Creek, his first novel. Nominated for the Utah Book Award, it went up against In […]
Artworks can make visible the success of their makers, but to understand the struggles that produced them, and so the triumph they represented, something more is needed. Paul Cézanne was an artist who mastered his chops long before he was accepted by the gatekeepers, and the stories of […]
We’ve always thought Sundays are a great day for reading — whether in an easy chair with your favorite paper, curled up on a couch with a good book or out in the park with your favorite ereader. With that in mind, we’re going to be running a […]
Ann Poore takes a look at the new definitive work on LeConte Stewart.
Ann Poore sent this to us recently, a snippet from the acclaimed autobiography of New Zealand writer Janet Frame: During the day Lawrence and I would take the usual route to Soho, followed by a “gallery crawl” inspecting the new paintings in each gallery. This was his duty, […]
The Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Center for the Book have announced the winners for the 2011 Utah Book Awards. Winners were selected from three finalists (see our article in the October 2012 edition of 15 Bytes) and books from each category must have been published in […]
by Shawn Rossiter The history of the glass harmonica is fascinating. The invention of Benjamin Franklin, the instrument was once the rage of two continents. Mozart and Beethoven composed for it, women swooned at its eerie sound, and some towns even banned it as dangerous or immoral. Set […]
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/ […]