Utah Humanities & Weber Book Links Present Kathryn Smith and Rob Carney

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
Utah Humanities
N/A
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
United States

VIRTUAL EVENT. MOUNTAIN TIME.

Utah Humanities and Weber Book Links are excited to present Kat Smith and Rob Carney! Register here.

Kathryn Smith is a poet and mixed media artist based in Spokane, WA. She is the author of Self-Portrait with Cephalopod, winner of the 2019 Jake Adam York Prize, as well as the collection Book of Exodus and the chapbook Chosen Companions of the Goblin, winner of the 2018 Open Country Press Chapbook Contest. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Bellingham Review, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Redivider, and elsewhere.

In Rob Carney’s eighth collection, the titles call out in one voice and the poems respond in another, sometimes directly, sometimes diagonally, but always memorably. The book begins with a current event that sparks a time-travel quest for justice, and then keeps on journeying: from Utah to the ocean; from humor to elegy; from lessons learned at Sea School, to a man who makes money as a silhouette, to a literary church and final congregational Amen. Among the forty poems here is one titled “I’ve Still Got My Passport.” Think of this book as a passport too. It’s a trip.

This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Weber Book Links.