Poetry Reading & Open Mic featuring Nancy Takacs & Jan Minich on Mar. 12, 2019

Rock Canyon Poets

Utah poets Nancy Takacs and Jan Minich will read their work as featured poets at the monthly poetry reading and open mic at 6:30 p.m. on March 12, 2019 at Pioneer Book in Provo.

Nancy Takacs is the winner of the Juniper Prize for her book of poems The Worrier (U of Mass. Press, 2017).She was a 2016 runner-up for the Missouri Review Editor’s Prize. Previous poetry publications include two books including Blue Patina, winner of the15 Bytes Book Award for Poetry and finalist for the Lascaux Poetry Award;and four chapbooks, the most recent Red Voice, Echo poems from Finishing Line Press.  Her work has appeared in New Poets of the American West, and in the Harvard Review, Kestrel, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod, and Weber. She lives with her husband Jan Minich in Wellington, Utah.

Jan Minich’s Wild Roses: Poems, was published by Mayapple Press in 2017, tracing the emotional lives of Utah outlaw women, and other female historical characters. He is the author of The Letters of Silver Dollar, and two chapbooks: History of a Drowning, and Wild Roses  His poems have appeared most recently in Verse WisconsinSugarhouse ReviewKestrelClover, and Weber. He is a former wilderness studies and literature professor at the Utah State University Eastern. Although Utah is home for him, summers he cruises Lake Superior in a small boat.

Takacs and Minich visit Provo as guests of the Rock Canyon Poets. The reading is open to the general public.

For more information, contact the Rock Canyon Poets, rockcanyonpoets@gmail.com

Official event page: http://rockcanyonpoets.com/category/events/

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