Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2015: The glorious spirit of the American streets in Sean Thomas Dougherty’s poetry

Y not you, why can’t I—you in this city at closing hour, this strange going improvised ravine, summer rain among the living.  Y not towards your story, green indecipherable shadows, faces I want would, longing, to cathedral—  Y not two voices that diminuendo, the point at which what is revealed, is what leaves— Sean Thomas … Read more

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2015: Literary Arts captures kinetic potential of 21st century creative landscape

The Italian novelist Elena Ferrante thinks of literary tradition “as a single, large depository, where anyone who wants to write goes to choose what is useful” to her, and that every ambitious writer has the duty to immerse herself in “a vast literary culture.” For this year’s Utah Arts Festival, organizers of the Literary Arts … Read more