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The readings of Railtown

Tim Costello, News editor June 13, 2022

There has been lots of activism in regards to the Great Salt Lake. Many gathered to hear local writers talk about their written work in regard to this issue. Local poets Joel Long and Nan Seymour read...

Ogdens new Dumke Arts Plaza provides an area for outdoor live performances, poetry readings and art. (Nikki Dorber/The SIgnpost) Photo credit: Nikki Dorber

Dumke Arts Plaza enhances Ogden

Caitlyn Nichols December 6, 2021

Ogden celebrated the grand opening of the newly completed Dumke Arts Plaza, on the corner of 25th Street and Ogden Avenue, on Dec. 3 with a night of music, poetry, art and gratitude. A press release from...

Tracey M. Atsitty reading out of her book Rain Scald in front of a projection of a crackling fire. The fire was specifically chosen for poetry night to create a calm environment and bring life to the poetry read that night. (Kennedy Robins/ The Signpost) Photo credit: Kennedy Robins

Poetic Rhetoric

Noah Lutman November 22, 2021

Tacey Atsitty, recipient of several awards including a Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship award, the Carson-Browning Poetry Prize and the morning star creative writing award spoke at International...

Forrest Gander, Pulitzer Prize winner of 2019, visited Weber States Ogden campus on Sept. 14 to share experiences and poems. Photo credit: Weber State University

Gander in the outdoors

Raymond Lucas September 15, 2021

The sun shone on the faces of an audience with tent-shielded eyes fixated on Forrest Gander, as he explained to his listeners the connections he makes to the real world through his poetry. The event was...

Boarded windows of an abandoned buidling in downtown Salt Lake City. (Kalie Pead/ The Signpost)

Left behind

Kalie Pead September 20, 2019

I spend a lot of my time walking around Salt Lake City. Recently, I have started noticing things I haven’t seen before. These photos encapsulate those things we leave behind that we don’t realize...

The band Black Labrador posing for a shot after finsihing their set. (Marissa Wolford / The Signpost) Photo credit: Marissa Wolford

Polyphonic Shrines conquers seven shows in seven days

Colton Heward February 7, 2019

What started out as an off-the-wall idea for the local band Mother Lights came to fruition last week after completing a week long tour at different venues around Ogden. Mother Lights teamed up with local...

Victoria Waltz

Poet laureate finds creativity in tragedy

Tori Waltz October 26, 2018

“What is the power of art to represent some of the worst things that can happen to us?” Paisley Rekdal, a University of Utah english professor and esteemed poet, asked the audience at a poetry...

Tyehimba Jess starting his poetry presentation at St. Josephs High School. (Sarah Catan / The Signpost)

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet pontificates on present and past

Matisse Mosher September 21, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess had a reading and discussion Sept. 18 at St. Joseph Catholic High School and visited Weber State University on Sept. 19.Jess has two published books of poetry....

Ogden seeks its first poet laureate, for which applications are due for Oct 1. (Source: Tribune News Service)

Ogden seeks its first poet laureate

Rachel Badali September 25, 2016

Ogden is searching for someone to serve as the poetic voice of the city. Applications are open now until Oct. 1 for the first-ever position of a poet laureate, an official ambassador of literary culture...

Local poets present at Only in Ogden

April 9, 2015

Clapping, snapping and stomping were just some of the ways the crowd applauded the talent on stage for the Only In Ogden poetry slam. While poets give voice to their writing, audience members react whenever...

Poetry saved my life

December 2, 2014

As a teenager I was always told that high school would be the best years of my life. I’m not sure where that idea came from, but it is certainly not a one-size-fits-all concept. Growing up I was not...

WSU professors perform at local open mic night

October 22, 2014

Excitement and the smell of freshly-brewed coffee hung thick in the air. Small groups of students and poets stood talking and sipping from paper and plastic cups, exchanging lines of poetry and warm hugs....

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