Big thanks to Utah Humanities and the City Art reading series for featuring members of the Rock Canyon Poets during Book Festival! And thanks to all who came out to support us. Featured poets included Dennis Marden Clark, Lisa Connors, Jack Garcia, and Michaelle Martial.
There are still lots of events left to attend between now and the end of October. Click here for a full schedule of Utah Humanities Book Festival.
The City Art Reading Series occurs the first three Wednesdays of every month at 7 PM at the Salt Lake City Downtown Library.
City Art and Utah Humanities Book Festival are pleased to host members of the Rock Canyon Poets on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM in the 4th Floor Conference Room of The City Library. Feature poets include Rock Canyon Poets co-founder Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen, Dennis Marden Clark, Lisa Connors, Michaelle Martial, and Jack Garcia.
Rock Canyon Poets boasts diverse membership, ranging from 19 to 72 years in age with many backgrounds–including literary journal founders, editors, ex-military, business professionals, a playwright, and a periodontist. Individually, they have received several awards and been published in magazines, anthologies, journals, chapbooks, and full-length books of poetry. Rock Canyon Poets offer poetry with the tactile clarity of tin-can messages through fuzzy strings to the ears of an audience. These poems are tumbleweeds in semi-truck grills. They get stuck in your teeth, build bridges of spun sugar, and make it possible to mount a camel without a sturdy ladder.
Co-founded by Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen and Trish Hopkinson in 2015, Rock Canyon Poets was established to develop camaraderie among Utah Valley poets, provide consistent workshopping and reading opportunities, and promote the disciplined study of writing poetry as a serious art form. Members meet twice a month at Pioneer Book in historic downtown Provo. The group sponsors poetry readings and an open mic on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Membership is by invitation or portfolio submission only.
For more information, contact the Rock Canyon Poets, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Presented By: Utah Humanities
- Dates: October 10, 2018
- Location: Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch)
- Address: 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
- Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
We had a great time performing at the Utah Arts Festival last Friday afternoon. Special thanks to the poets who performed: Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen, Trish Hopkinson, Dennis Clark, Jack Garcia, Michaelle Martial, and Chris Atkin. If you missed us at the Utah Arts Fest, you can watch the entire performance as captured on Facebook live. Also below are some photos of each poet.