Celebrating May Swenson's 100th Birthday on Access Utah Tuesday

Apr 8, 2013

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Poet, playwright and Logan native May Swenson would have been 100 this year and USU scholars have organized a centennial celebration, including readings by A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor and former Utah Poet Laureate, and current University of Utah English Professor, Katherine Coles, on April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morgan Theater of the USU Chase Fine Arts Center. (The reading is free but seating vouchers are required and are available through the USU Caine College of the Arts Box Office in the Chase Fine Arts Center, room 139-B.)

We’ll celebrate the life and poetry of May Swenson on Access Utah with Katherine Coles and USU English Professor Paul Crumbley. We’ll also talk with three Pocatello, Idaho poets who have written in response to Swenson’s work:  Susan Goslee, Jen Hawkins and Bethany Schultz Hurst. They will be featured in a reading at noon on Tuesday, April 9, in the USU Merrill-Cazier Library, room 101.   In the second half, Katherine Coles will read from and talk about her new collection, “The Earth Is Not Flat,” which comes from her recent adventure in Antarctica.