Community Poem from the Provo Pride Festival

Don’t miss out on what came to life as an amazing poem–written by the community attendees of Provo Pride!

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untitled (5)Back in September, at the Provo Pride Festival, peculiar shared a booth with Rock Canyon Poets where copies of both peculiar and Orogeny were sold. There was also an easel set up with paper and marker for Provo Pride attendees to add a line to a community poem. That community poem has since been published in Rock Canyon Poets’ newest chapbook, Inspired, under the title “Kaleidoscope.”

The chapbook was the result of a series of workshops, sponsored in part by Utah Humanities and Pioneer Book, where participants were asked to write a poem in response to another poem or literary work that inspired them. Rock Canyon Poets recently had a launch party and poetry reading to celebrate Inspired‘s release, covered by KBYU. Copies can be purchased online for only $5.

Inspired also contains poems written by peculiar co-editors Aaron Gates (“Sketchbook Girl” and “One Part Vinegar, Two Parts…

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PROVO POETRY GROUP CELEBRATES LOCAL BOOK RELEASE on KBYU Eleven News!

Rock Canyon Poets Inspired anthology release party and open mic made the channel eleven news on KBYU! Special thanks to reporter Caroline Belnap for covering our event and to our sponsors who made the workshops and poetry book possible: Pioneer Book and the Utah Humanities Council in conjunction with their Book Festival.

Want to know more about Provo poetry? Follow our website, Facebook, or Twitter. Open mic poetry readings happen the second Tuesday of every month at Pioneer Book. Click here for more information.

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Read the complete article here: PROVO POETRY GROUP CELEBRATES LOCAL BOOK RELEASE

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inspired coverPick up your own copy of Inspired for just $5 and check out our first issue of Orogeny in our Poetry Store here.

 

Open Mic Poetry Reading – Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 at Pioneer Book

RCP logo 1Join 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.

 

Want to know more about Provo poetry? Follow our website, Facebook, or Twitter. Open mic poetry readings happen the second Tuesday of every month at Pioneer Book. Click here for more information.

 

Where: Pioneer Book – 450 West Center Street, Provo

When: December 8, 2015 (2nd Tuesday of every month)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Poetry Reading

How to Sign Up
Add your name in a comment below, or email rockcanyonpoets@gmail.com. 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.

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Poetry Open Mic and Release Party at Pioneer Book @ The Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book (Provo: Nov 10)

Getting a little press!

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The Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book, in participation with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, announces the release party of ?Inspired,? a community poetry writing experience and open mic on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

 
?Inspired? is a printed anthology of local Utah poets who recently participated in a free community workshop. Poets contribute a response poem inspired by a favorite poet or author. Each contributing poet receives a free copy and additional copies will be available to the public for $5 at the event. Poets will read their work from the anthology, after which, the open mic will begin and audience members are invited to read a poem they have written or a favorite by another poet. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Where: Pioneer Book ? 450 West Center Street, Provo
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 6:00 ? 8:00 pm
 
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