Artists of Utah is excited to announce that Cedar City writer and SUU professor Danielle Beazer Dubrasky has won the 2022 15 Bytes Book Award for Poetry. A graduate of Stanford (MA, English/Creative Writing) and the University of Utah (PhD, Creative Writing), Dubrasky is a three-time winner of the Utah Original Writing Competition for poetry. Drift Migrations was published by Ashland Poetry Press in December, 2021.
“Whether rooted in the landscape, of her native Virginia or her adopted home of sagebrush and slot canyons, Danielle Dubrasky’s poems journey through myth, memory and loss in search of understanding and reconciliation,” write our jurors. “Dubrasky is a nature poet who recognizes, as any contemporary should, the omnipresence of the built world in our understanding of the natural world and the rich metaphorical possibilities of both. These poems pulse with an urgent force that demand attention.”
Since 2013, Artists of Utah has recognized excellence in publishing with the 15 Bytes Book Awards, awarding prizes in the categories of Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction and Art Book. Books by Utah authors or with a Utah connection are recognized by the awards.
Nominations for the 2023 awards will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2023.
UTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.