Open Mic Poetry Reading – Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 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: January 12, 2016 (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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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.

Inspired reading for blog

Open Mic Poetry Reading – Tuesday, Oct 13, 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.

Where: Pioneer Book – 450 West Center Street, Provo

When: October 13, 2015 (2nd Tuesday of every month)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Lit Mag/Journal Exchange and Discussion on Poetry

7:00 – 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.

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 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.

Rock Canyon Poets reading at the Utah Arts Festival!

Rock Canyon Poets are proud to announce they will be reading poetry at the Big Mouth Stage on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. as literary artists for the Utah Arts Festival.

Arts Fest: Big Mouth Stage, Thursday at 7pm

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Rock Canyon Poets boasts diverse membership, ranging from 18 to 70 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.

The Utah Arts Festival takes place Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28, 2015, 12 noon to 11pm, on Library and Washington Squares in downtown Salt Lake City (200 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111).

Co-founded by Bonnie Shiffler-Olsen and Trish Hopkinson in January, 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, rockcanyonpoets@gmail.com.

Poetry Reading and Open Mic – Tuesday, June 9, 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.

Where: Pioneer Book – 450 West Center Street, Provo

When: June 9, 2015 (2nd Tuesday of every month)

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

7:00 – 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.

Poetry Reading Featuring Award-winning Poet: Meg Day

This event is not to be missed! We are very fortunate to feature Meg Day just before she leaves Utah at Pioneer Book in Provo on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Meg’s poetry has provided her with several notable awards. Most recently, she is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship. Past recipients include May Swenson and Elizabeth Bishop, among other amazing poets. As part of the scholarship, Meg will be traveling outside of North America for a year to continue her research and writing. Read complete article…

To read more about Meg, and purchase her full-length book of poems Last Psalm at Sea Level visit her web site at www.megday.com.

You can read a sample of Meg’s poems online here: Vinyl Poetry, Volume 10, July 2014.

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