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Emily Dickinsons envelope poem A 252 (Courtesy New Directions)

What It Means To Be Poetic: Poetry Collections Defying the Norm

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer May 3, 2022

  Poetry is often a standard series of forms and conventions that delivers emotive stories to readers. What if poetry were an apron of recycled envelopes with scrawls on them, a diary entry of...

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Fuller’s Book Recommendations for a Perpetually Bookish Summer

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer May 1, 2022

  As the weather tends toward warming up and things get more relaxed, there is always time for a good book. Everything from thrillers, urban fantasies, beloved poems and contemporary works can...

Endless Love by Fredrik Kleppe (Courtesy WBUR-FM)

A Book or Two: Healthy Depictions of Non-Monogamous Relationships in Books

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer May 1, 2022

  Having heard of the concept of polyamory from friends and those in literary circles, I was shocked to find that representation of these relationships in literature was so readily available and...

Subject To Change (Courtesy Jesse Jacobs via Sibling Rivalry Press)

‘Subject To Change’ Puts Trans Poets in Conversation in Necessary and Exciting Ways

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer April 21, 2022

  Transgender and gender non-conforming poets deserve to take up space on bookshelves, not just as a way share their experiences but to start a dialogue. Chicago poet and editor H. Melt’s anthology...

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Revisiting the Words of Ukrainian Poets Ilya Kaminsky and Halyna Kruk During Russian Invasion

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer April 10, 2022

  Poetry is a vital means of communicating feelings, and the voices of Ukrainian poets like Ilya Kaminsky and Halyna Kruk have become resonant as Ukraine experiences conflict in the wake of Russia’s...

Poster for Utah Poetry Festival (Courtesy Utah Poetry Festival)

April Showers Bring Utah’s Annual Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month

By Avery Greig, Arts Writer April 10, 2022

  Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, but April is National Poetry Month and brings with it the annual Utah Poetry Festival in its vast, creative glory. A Hybrid Celebration Funded...

Ken Sanders Rare Books bookstore is pictured on 200 E in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (Rachel Rydalch | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Ken Sanders: Rare Book Collector, Public Icon and Book Thief-Catcher Extraordinaire

By Avery Greig, Arts Writer March 24, 2022

Somewhere nestled in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, perched shy off of 300 South, lies an internal fantasy world born from the mind of book collector Ken Sanders. Rows of shelves stacked with over...

We Need Diverse Books (Courtesy We Need Diverse Books)

Black History Month: We Need Diverse Books Now More Than Ever

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer March 4, 2022

  It’s important to recognize organizations like We Need Diverse Books and their promotion of Black voices in literature as Black History Month 2022 has just ended. We Need Diverse Books Black...

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Graphic Novels Can Adapt Their Traditional Counterparts for Wider Audiences

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer March 1, 2022

  Graphic novels may make reading more accessible for readers. The adaptation of popular or lengthy books into graphic novels has the potential to increase their reach and provides multimedia engagement...

Drive My Car (Courtesy Sideshow; Janus Films)

Review: Surprise Hit ‘Drive My Car’ Makes Oscar History

By Lucas Welk, Arts Writer February 24, 2022

  Writer and director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi adapted the first-ever Japanese film to be Oscar-nominated for Best Picture. "Drive My Car" also received nominations for Best Director, Best International...