Utah Poet Laureate to speak at Library
Dec 12, 2013 | 1107 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Larsen
Larsen
slideshow
Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen will speak at the Grand County Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room. This event, co-sponsored by Moab Poets and Writers, is free of charge and open to the public.

Larsen’s fourth collection of poems, “Genius Loci,” was published in 2013 by University of Tampa Press. His earlier collections include “Backyard Alchemy,” “In All Their Animal Brilliance,” and “Erasable Walls.” Larsen’s work has appeared in many publications including Southern Review, Ploughshares, Orion, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and Poetry Daily. His nonfiction has twice made the Notable Essay list in Best American Essays. In 2012, he was named to a five-year term as Utah Poet Laureate.

Larsen grew up in Idaho and Colorado. He has taught literature and creative writing at BYU since 1993, where he currently serves as associate chair.

For more information, contact the library at 435-259-1111.

Copyright 2013 The Times-Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

report abuse...

Express yourself:

We're glad to give readers a forum to express their points of view on issues important to this community. That forum is the “Letters to the Editor.” Letters to the editor may be submitted directly to The Times-Independent through this link and will be published in the print edition of the newspaper. All letters must be the original work of the letter writer – form letters will not be accepted. All letters must include the actual first and last name of the letter writer, the writer’s address, city and state and telephone number. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.

Letters may not exceed 400 words in length, must be regarding issues of general interest to the community, and may not include personal attacks, offensive language, ethnic or racial slurs, or attacks on personal or religious beliefs. Letters should focus on a single issue. Letters that proselytize or focus on theological debates will not be published. During political campaigns, The Times-Independent will not publish letters supporting or opposing any local candidate. Thank you letters are generally not accepted for publication unless the letter has a public purpose. Thank you letters dealing with private matters that compliment or complain about a business or individual will not be published. Nor will letters listing the names of individuals and/or businesses that supported a cause or event. Thank you letters about good Samaritan acts will be considered at the discretion of the newspaper.