Poets Sunni Brown Wilkinson and John Belk to Present Their Work in Cedar City

Sunni Brown Wilkinson

WHAT: Poets Sunni Brown Wilkinson and John Belk reading, book signing, Q&A
WHEN: Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Artisans Art Gallery, 94 W. Center St., Cedar City, UT
COST: FREE and the public is encouraged to attend.

Sugar House Review is pleased to host poets Sunni Brown Wilkinson and John Belk for readings of their work at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22nd, 2021. The reading, which will be followed by a Q&A and book signing with the poets, will take place at Artisans Art Gallery in Cedar City. The public is invited to this free event, which is part of the 24th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival. 

This event is a great opportunity to hear and interact with two ascendant Utah poets in an intimate, gallery setting. Face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are strongly encouraged. Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms that could be due to COVID-19. For more information on testing, vaccination, and educational resources, please visit the Utah Department of Health at coronavirus.utah.gov

Sunni Brown Wilkinson’s recent work can be found in Western Humanities Review, Coal Hill Review, New Ohio Review, and Ruminate. She is the author of The Marriage of the Moon and the Field (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and The Ache & The Wing (winner of Sundress Publications’ 2020 Chapbook Prize).  Her work has been awarded New Ohio Review’s NORward Poetry Prize, the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, and the Sherwin W. Howard Award and was runner-up for the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize. She teaches at Weber State University and lives in northern Utah with her husband and three sons.

John Belk is an Associate Professor of English at Southern Utah University where he directs the Composition Program. The author of The Gardens of our Childhoods (forthcoming, Autumn House Press, 2022) and The Weathering of Igneous Rockforms in High-Altitude Riparian Environments (Cathexis Northwest, 2020), his poems have recently appeared in Jet Fuel Review, Sugar House Review, Crab Orchard Review, Madison Review, Salt Hill, Worcester Review, Sport Literate, and Poetry South, among others. His scholarship can be found in Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Composition Forum, and edited anthologies.

Sugar House Review, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, promotes an eclectic range of poets through publishing and live events to build nationally connected literary communities and foster the literary arts in Utah.

The 2021 Utah Humanities Book Festival features 122 events in 16 communities. It’s expanded its reach by partnering with libraries, community centers, cultural organizations, and more to serve upwards of 12,000 Utahns every fall. For more information, visit https://www.utahhumanities.org/index.php/Center-for-the-Book/book-festival.html.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.