Membership for 2016
UTSPS membership for 2016 is $30. Print the Membership Form (PDF) and mail with your check by January 5, 2016, to be considered a UTSPS member in good standing for the 2016 Spring Festival Contests.
Poetry Workshop Jan 23, 2016, by Danielle Dubrasky
On January 23, UTSPS is sponsoring a poetry workshop in St. George with Southern Utah University Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Danielle Dubrasky, who will present "Metaphors and Symbolic Landscapes." The workshop will be held at the St. George Library, 88 West 100 South from 10:30 am to noon with an optional luncheon afterwards.
Poetry in the Park (PIP) & Redrock Writers Websites
Supported by UTSPS, PIP is an annual poetry workshop held in Zion National Park. Details for the Friday, March 4, 2016, workshop are available at: www.poetry-in-the-park.com.
Coordinated with PIP is the annual Redrock Creative Writing workshop which will Saturday, March 5, 2016: redrockwriters.org. See the Contests page for the how to enter the 2016 Chaparral contest (deadline 12/1/15).
The Chaparral 2015 Contest winners include three UTSPS members who won multiple awards: Candy Lish Fowler, Kolette Montague and Marie Tollstrup.
Poetry Workshop March 12, 2016, by Rob Blair
Rob Blair will lead a workshop, "An Exploration of Metaphor," on Saturday, March 12, in Highland, Utah. For details, see the Events page.
Spring Festival April 22-23, 2016, & Contest
The UTSPS 2016 Spring Festival will be held April 22-23 in the Davis Conference Center, adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton which is located at 762 West Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, Utah, 84041. The Spring contest postmark deadline: No earlier than December 1, 2015, no later than February 1, 2016. For the details on the 2016 contest, see UTSPS_Contest_Rules_2016.pdf.
Junior Poetry Contest 2016
See the Youth page for details on this contest and the guidelines for submitting.
October 2015 NFSPS Strophes Available
See nfsps.com for the Strophes Online link for the latest issue.
Bite-Size Poetry Features UTSPS Poet
The Utah Division of Arts and Museums Literary Arts has a Bite-Size Poetry program that for the month of August, 2015, features Jon Sebba in a video presenting his short poem "Night Patrol." Jon won the UTSPS 2013 manuscript competition with Yossi, Yasser, & Other Soldiers.
For the new UTSPS blog, go to utahpoetry.blogspot.com. See UTSPS members featured, each with a short bio, photo, and poem.
Utah Sings, 2015
UTSPS has published the 9th volume of Utah Sings (2015). See the Publications page for directions from the Editor, Merrijane Rice, on how to order a copy.
UTSPS members may list their recent poetry publications along with info on how to purchase. See the Publications page for current listings and directions on how to submit publications to be listed.
UTSPS Book of the Year info added to the Publications section.