UTSPS Book Concerts in October
UTSPS' 2016 poet of the year is Duane (dee) Rygh with his winning collection of poetry, My Bright Red Scream. He will be reading from his book at the Orem Public Library on Saturday Oct 8th at 2 pm. If you live in Southern Utah, there are two events planned: 1) Monday Oct 10th at 11 am at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, and 2) Tuesday, Oct 11th at 1:30 pm at the St. George Public Library.
UTSPS Poetry in the Park (PIP) March 2-3, 2017
Coordinated with PIP is the annual Redrock Creative Writing workshop which will Saturday, March 4, 2016: redrockwriters.org. Take a look at the Chaparral contest flyer or see the web site's Contests page for the how to enter the 2017 Chaparral contest (deadline 12/1/16).
October 2016 NFSPS Strophes Newsletter Available
See nfsps.com for the Strophes Online link for the latest issue.
Spring Festival April 22-23, 2016, & Contest
The UTSPS 2016 Spring Festival was held April 22-23 in the Davis Conference Center, adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton. This year's contest winners are in the UTSPS_2016_Contest_Winners_List.pdf.
Poet Tree Newsletter Feb-2016 Available
The most recent Poet Tree issue, February 2016 is now available from the Poet Tree page.
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.
Junior Poetry Contest 2016
See the Youth page for details on this contest and the guidelines for submitting.
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.