Projects

Co-founder, Provo Poetry as of January 2016.

Co-founder, Rock Canyon Poets as of January 2015.

Editor-in-Chief for Orogeny: A Collection of Poems by Rock Canyon Poets. June 2015.

Editor-in-Chief for inspired: a community poetry writing experience. November 2015.

Inspired: a community poetry writing workshop. Applied for and received a mini-grant from the Utah Humanities Council. Created and conducted two response poem workshops, a print anthology, and a reading/release party. This free community poetry writing workshop helps participants create a new poem as a response to a literary work (poem, book, or other) that inspires them. Offered in participation with the Utah Humanities Book Festival by Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book, this workshop was presented in two sessions, followed by a reception and poetry reading. Participants were encouraged to submit their poem(s) to be included in a print anthology and contributors each received a free copy.

PoMoSco/National Poetry Month 2015: PoMoSco — short for Poetry Month Scouts — is the Found Poetry Review’s 2015 National Poetry Month project. This April, 213 poets representing 43 states and 12 countries are joining together as a troop to earn digital merit badges for completing experimental and found poetry prompts. Poetry prompts are divided into five categories: remixing, erasure, out and about, conceptual and chance operation corresponding to their generation method. Each category offers six distinct badges that can be earned. Badges vary in level of difficulty — some may be completed in less than an hour and within one’s home, while others require additional time, interacting with the public and learning to use new software. Poets choose their own source texts from which to craft their poems.

30 Poems in 30 Days/National Poetry Month 2015: Community Writing Center in collaboration with the Utah Arts Festival (see AWARDS below).

OULIPOST/National Poetry Month 2014: OULIPOST is the Found Poetry Review’s 2014 National Poetry Month project. Over the course of April, approximately 80 poets will apply constrained writing techniques sourced from the Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle — or “workshop of potential literature”) group to text sourced from their daily local newspaper. Poets will tackle one new writing prompt per day, posting the resulting poem on their own website or blog. The latest updates are aggregated in the list at the right and individuals may also follow the hashtag #Oulipost on Twitter. Additionally, the Found Poetry Review will post the day’s prompt over on our blog; participating poets will post links to their completed poems in the comments section of the post.

30 Poems in 30 Days/National Poetry Month 2013: Community Writing Center in collaboration with the Utah Arts Festival (see AWARDS below).