Department of English

Fall 2016 Poetry, Ecology, & Place in a Technological World

Southern Utah University with University of Southern California and Utah Humanities Book Festival

Thursday, October 6

7:00pm - Keynote Readings
Simmons Buntin - A Literary Introduction
Sherwin Bitsui - The Song Within: Poetry as Landscape
Southern Utah Museum of Art
Reception and Book Signing

Friday, October 7

Shooting Star Room, Hunter Conference Center

  • 8:30 - Continental Breakfast, HCC Lobby
  • 9:00-9:50 - Workshop:
    • Simmons Buntin, ed. of
    • Juan Morales, ed. of Pilgrimage Magazine
      "The Editor Ecologist: Publishing in Today’s Technological World"
  • 10:00-10:50 - Workshop:
    • Danielle Dubrasky  "Metaphors and Symbolic Landscapes" 
      Mark Irwin "Poetry & Place in a Placeless World of Global Communication"
  • 11:00-11:50 -  Reading:
    • Juan Morales and Michael McLane
  • 1:00-1:50 - Workshop:
    • Sherwin Bitsui: "Aligning Structure in Eco-poetics"
  • 2:00-2:50 - Workshop: 
    • Nancy Takacs "Finding Surprise in Simple Journeys"
    • Michael McLane, Ed. of Saltfront;  "Forgotten Places, Changing Spaces"

J. Rueben Clark Alumni House

  • 3:00-4:00 - Reading:
    • Danielle Dubrasky and Nancy Takacs
  • 4:00-4:30 - Book Table and Author Signings

For more information contact Dr. Danielle Dubrasky at 435-865-8138 or

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