FINCH LANE GALLERY
54 FINCH LN
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84102
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 7 – 8 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The University of Utah Guest Writers Series presents an evening of poetry featuring Jericho Brown and Heather June Gibbons.
Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in Fence, Jubilat, The New Criterion, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry anthologies. His first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. He serves as poetry editor for The Believer. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta. His third book, The Tradition is due out from Copper Canyon in early April of 2019.
Heather June Gibbons was born in Utah and raised on an island in Washington. She is the author of the poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from the University of Utah Press, as well as two chapbooks, Sore Songs and Flyover. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, jubilat, New American Writing, and West Branch. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Prague Summer Program, and awards from Academy of American Poets and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Heather lives in San Francisco, where she teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and in the community.
The event is free and open to the public. It’s made possible with support from the University of Utah English Department, the University of Utah Office of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Utah Humanities Council, the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and the Salt Lake City Arts Council.