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  • SUU Hosts Small Press Literary Exhibit and Poetry Reading
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    Published - 04/11/14 - 02:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Two-time Utah Book Awards recipient Rob Carney
    Two-time Utah Book Awards recipient Rob Carney
    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) - A partnership between SUU and the Utah Center for the Book has created an exciting program for students and book lovers to learn about some of the region's finest literary journals, and enjoy a reading by one of Utah's most established poets. Nine of the region's best small press literary journals will be exhibited and available for purchase on Monday & Tuesday, April 14th & 15th, from 10AM–5:00PM. A reception as well as a reading by poet Rob Carney will begin at 4:00PM on Monday. All activities will be held in SUU's Sharwan Smith Center's Living Room.

    The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

    The following literary journals graciously agreed to participate and will be on display and available for purchase: Colorado Review (Colorado State University), Ellipsis (Westminster College), Interim (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Kolob Canyon Review (Southern Utah University), Pilgrimage (Colorado State University—Pueblo), Saltfront (Independent, Salt Lake City), Sugar House Review (Independent, Salt Lake City), Weber—The Contemporary West (Weber State University), and Western Humanities Review (University of Utah).

    SUU's The Art of Literature is a program resulting from a partnership between Southern Utah University and the Utah Humanities Book Festival that has brought authors to the Southern Utah area. University co-sponsors have included the English Department, SUU Convocations, the President’s Office, and the Provost’s Office. Additional university partners include Friends of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

    A state affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, the Utah Humanities Council's Utah Center for the Book promotes public interest in books, reading, authorship, and libraries throughout the state of Utah.

    Rob Carney is the author of six poetry collections and the recipient of two Utah Book Awards. His most recent titles are Story Problems (Somondoco Press) and Home Appraisals (Plan B Press). His poem "Seven Pages from The Book of Sharks" recently won first prize in Terrain.org's poetry contest; the latest issue is available on line now. He teaches at UVU and lives in Salt Lake City.

    This exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for young and established readers and writers to develop an understanding and appreciation of the periodicals that help shape the literary scene of the Southwest. Additionally, poet Rob Carney's readings are a singular experience that both experienced and beginning fans of poetry will never forget.

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