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Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series
2014-2015 Season

Free readings begin at 7:00 PM and are followed by book signings and receptions. For more information, please contact Natasha Sajé, Professor of English, at 801-832-2376 or

We are in the process of discontinuing the printed version of the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series brochure.
Please sign up for an electronic version, effective 2014-2015.


Friday, September 26, 2014 | Maggie nelson - The utah humanities book festival

Gore School of Business Auditorium

Photo Credit: Attwood

 Maggie Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction and four books of poetry. Her most recent book, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and an Editors’ Choice. Her other nonfiction books include Bluets; a critical study of poetry and painting titled Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions, and an autobiographical book about sexual violence and media spectacle titled The Red Parts: A Memoir. Her poetry books include Something Bright, Then HolesJane: A Murder, The Latest Winter, and Shiner. Her awards include an Arts Writers Grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has been teaching at the California University of the Arts since 2005.



Saturday, September 27, 2014
Utah Humanities Book Festival

Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South

Please visit for the schedule of events.  


Tuedsday, October 28, 2014
rigoberto gonzalez and natasha saje

Gore School of Business Auditorium

 Rigoberto González is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden. His nine books of prose include two bilingual children’s books, two young adult novels, a story collection, a novel, and three books of nonfiction, including Butterfly Boy: Memories of Chicano Mariposa, winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He has edited several anthologies, and been the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA awards. He is a contributing editor for Poets and Writers Magazine and on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. He is currently a professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Ettlinger



 Natasha Sajé has published three books of poems, including Vivarium, and a critical book about poetry, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, as well as many essays in such publications as the Chronicle of Higher Education, Alimentum, and the Iowa Review. She is Professor of English at Westminster College and director of the Weeks Poetry Series.

Photo Credit: Baddley



Free poetry workshop led by natasha saje

Westminster College continues to offer a small poetry class open to both students and members of the community. The course meets 4:30-7:20 p.m. on the following Mondays:

January 12, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27. 
To be considered, please submit three poems in one document with contact information on the poems (name, phone, email, address) by October 15 through (the portal will be labeled: Poetry Workshop). Participants will be notified by December 1.



tuesday, February 24, 2015
kiki petrosino and raphael dagold

Gore School of Business Auditorium

 Kiki Petrosino is the author of two books of poetry: Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013) and Fort Red Border (2009). Her work has appeared in Tin House, FENCE, Gulf Coast, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisville, where she directs the Creative Writing Program.



 Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Raphael Dagold is the author of a book of poems, Bastard Heart. Dagold spent nine years as a Writer in the Schools in Portland, Oregon. Also an accomplished woodworker, Dagold ran his own business making custom cabinets and furniture for fifteen years in Portland before entering the University of Utah's PhD program in 2010.

 Photo Credit: Marcinek


friday, april 24, 2015
ellipsis debut featuring b.j. buckley

Dumke Student Theatre, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory


The Weeks Poetry Series and ellipsis…Literature and Art are pleased to join together in the debut of the 2015 issue.

B.J. Buckley is a Wyoming/Montana poet and writer who has worked in Arts in Schools programs throughout the west for over 35 years. She is currently Writer-in-Residence at Sanford Cancer Center, Sioux Falls, SD. Her poems address the stark and dangerous beauty of the West, its animals, plants, weather, geology and geography, as well as the lives of the people who choose it as home. Her work has appeared in many journals, and her books and chapbooks of poems include Artifacts; Moonhorses & the Red Bull; Spaces Both Infinite and Eternal; and Corvidae, forthcoming from Lummox Press. Some of her new poems were included in the 2013 issue of ellipsis.



 For a disability accommodation, please contact the Arts and Sciences Department at 801.832.2300 five days prior to the event.