Join Us for Poetry, Ecology, and Place in a Technological World

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Join editor-in-chief and poet Simmons Buntin and poet Sherwin Bitsui plus other acclaimed writers, editors, and teachers at the inaugural Poetry, Ecology, and Place in a Technological World presented by Southern Utah University, University of Southern California, and Utah Humanities Book Festival and held in Cedar City, Utah.

Thursday, October 6

Keynote Readings
Simmons Buntin and Sherwin Bitsui
7:00 p.m.
Southern Utah Museum of Art
Reception and Book Signing

Friday, October 7

All workshops and readings will be in the Shooting Star Room of the Hunter Conference Center.


  • 8:30 a.m.

Workshops and Readings

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 – Workshop: Juan Morales and Simmons Buntin
  • 10:00  – 10:50 – Workshop: Mark Irwin and Danielle Dubrasky
  • 11:00 – 11:50 – Reading: Juan Morales and Michael McLane
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 – Lunch – Rueben R. Clark Alumni House
  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Book Table and Author Signings
  • 2:00 – 2:50 – Workshop: Nancy Takacs and Michael McLane
  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Workshop: Sherwin Bitsui
  • 4:00 – 5:00 – Reading: Danielle Dubrasky and Mark Irwin

Co-sponsors include the Utah Humanities Council and the Southern Utah University Office of the President, Office of the Provost, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and English Department.

Header photo courtesy Southern Utah University.

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