In 2012, Lance Larsen was named to a five-year term as Utah Poet Laureate. He is the author of four collection of poems: Genius Loci, Backyard Alchemy, In All Their Animal Brilliance, and Erasable Walls. He holds a PhD from the University of Houston.

upcoming events

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Apr 14 2015 to Dec 08 2015
Rock Canyon Poets: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

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.

For a listing of current events: http://rockcanyonpoets.com/category/events/.

450 West Center Street
84601 Provo, Utah

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By dark the world is once again intact,
Or so the mirrors, wiped clean, try to reason. . .
                                       --James Merrill
This dream of water--what does it harbor?
I see Argentina and Paraguay
under a curfew of glass, their colors
breaking, like oil. The

   A long time passes—long even in the understanding of stone—and at last Bone feels entitled to speak to Silence. There are prerequisites: proper depth, aridity, desiccation, ph balance, density, and a kind of confidence. No loam: say salt, say dust, say southwest Utah. And when the conversation occurs it is