Magazine Launch Party and Open Mic – Tuesday, July 14, 2015

peculiarA new queer literary journal, peculiar, will have its official launch party at Pioneer Book on July 14, 2015 at 7pm. Select contributors to the journal will read their poetry, and copies of the journal will be available to the public for purchase.

Join the Rock Canyon Poets for an evening of poetry. Not just any poetry—we want poetry that aches to be published, poetry that pushes the boundaries of the page, poetry that doesn’t need a performance, poetry that simply needs to be read. Bring your words in all of poetry’s traditional forms (from the sonnet to free verse) or just bring your ears for listening.

Where: Pioneer Book – 450 West Center Street, Provo

When: July 14, 2015 (2nd Tuesday of every month)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Browse the shelves at Pioneer Book and mingle

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Peculiar Launch Party and Reading

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Open Mic

How to Sign Up

Add your name in a comment below, or email

Each poet may read for up to 5 minutes. Maximum of 9 poets per reading. If there is time remaining, poets in the audience will have an opportunity to read.


Newly formed Rock Canyon Poets perform at Utah Arts Fest

Big thanks to Karen Hoag and Spenser Heaps for the excellent story and photographs in this Daily Herald article that was published this morning about our performance at the Utah Arts Festival last night. We had a fabulous and attentive audience, but most of all we had an amazing time! Not only do we support each other as poets, but we are growing and learning together, and becoming close friends. Thanks to all who support us!

Newly formed Rock Canyon Poets perform at Utah Arts Fest