Star Coulbrooke and Jan Minich - Helper
Oct 20, 2017, 7:00 pm
Star Coulbrooke and Jan Minich
Thin Spines of Memory & Wild Roses
3732 N 2000 W
Helper , UT 84526-2214
Logan Poet Laureate Star Coulbrooke and USU Eastern Professor Emeritus Jan Minich will discuss their and share portions of their new collections, The Spines of Memory and Wild Roses at a special event at Templeton Studios.
Star Coulbrooke, Poet Laureate of Logan City Utah, is co-founder and coordinator of Helicon West, a bi-monthly open readings/featured readers series that publishes community broadsides, and Poetry At Three, a local poetry writing group celebrating its twentieth year.
Star’s poems are published nationally in dozens of literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. She co-authored a chapbook, Logan Canyon Blend (Blue Scarab Press, 2003), with Kenneth W. Brewer, the late former poet laureate of Utah. Her chapbook, Walking the Bear (Outlaw Artists Press 2011), is a tribute to the Bear River.
Wild Roses explores the ravishing complexities in the lives of women from the 18th through the 20th centuries, revealing how society’s boundaries did not prevent some women from realizing who they were, or what they wanted. These poems celebrate women pirates, outlaws, based on research, but gently depart from the usual historical accounts, because they seem true to those who embraced lives they chose, not necessarily because they came from difficult family lives, but because they followed adventure and traveled seas and desert roads other women only dreamt about. Jan Minich’s elegant and honest language re-envision not only brings to readers what these women may have felt, but his attention to their emotional lives is enchanting. This book holds many surprises for the reader. It seems his own soul is intertwined with the voices of these women.
Jan C. Minich lives in Wellington, Utah, and Bayfield, Wisconsin. Summers he cruises Lake Superior in a small boat, and winters, hikes the canyons of Utah He has a book of poems The Letters of Silver Dollar, and two chapbooks: History of a Drowning (Owl Creek Press) and Wild Roses (Outlaw Artists). His poems have appeared most recently in Verse Wisconsin, Sugarhouse Review, Kestrel, Clover, and Weber: A Contemporary Journal of the American West. Jan is a former wilderness studies and literature professor at the College of Eastern Utah. He holds a PhD from the University of Utah and an MFA from the University of Iowa.
This event is made possible with the support of Templeton Studios and Utah Humanities.