Bite-Size Poetry - Notable Utah Poets Video Poetry Readings - Shanan Ballam

The Utah Division of Arts and Museums is running an amazing poetry reading video series this year and will release a new video each month featuring notable Utah poets. The May poet is Shanon Ballam.

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You can subscribe to the Utah Arts & Museums youtube channel here.

For more on Shanon, check out her poem in Whistling Shade.

You can also purchase her book Pretty Marrow on Amazon.

According to Helicon West: “Shanan Ballam is an adjunct instructor for Utah State University, where she teaches poetry writing and fiction writing. She earned her MFA in Poetry Writing from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. She is the author of the chapbook The Red Riding Hood Papers (Finishing Line Press in 2010). Pretty Marrow was a semi-finalist for the 2010 Brittingham and Polk Poetry Prizes, the 2010 May Swenson Award, the 2010 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, and the 2012 Louise Bogan Award; in 2012 it received first place in the Utah Division of Arts and Museums Original Writing Contest, which was judged by Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama.”


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