Helicon West Presents: Jennifer Sinor and Richard Robbins


Oct 12, 2017, 7:00 pm

Essayist and memoirist Jennifer Sinor joins poet Richard Robbins for the Helicon West series at the Logan Public Library. Sinor released two books in 2017 -- Letters Like the Day: On Reading Georgia O’Keeffe, and the memoir, Ordinary Trauma. Robbins has published widely for decades and has a new and selected collection out this year titled Body Turn to Rain.

Jennifer Sinor is the author of three books, including Letters Like the Day: On Reading Georgia O’Keeffe and Ordinary Trauma: A Memoir. She is a recipient of the Stipend in American Modernism, as well as the winner of the Donald Murray Prize and the Utah Original Writing Competition for both the novel and book-length nonfiction. Jennifer’s work has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, as well as a National Magazine Award. Her essays have appeared in The American Scholar, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Ecotone, Fourth Genre, Utne, and elsewhere. Her essay, “Confluences,” can be found in the thirteenth edition of The Norton Reader. She teaches creative writing at Utah State University, where she is a professor of English. She lives with her husband, the poet Michael Sowder, and their two young boys at the foot of the Bear River Range in northern Utah.

Richard Robbins grew up in Southern California and Montana. He has published five books of poems, most recently Radioactive City (Bellday Books, 2009) and Other Americas (Blueroad Press, 2010). He has received awards from The Loft, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America. From 1986-2014, Robbins directed the Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University Mankato, where he continues to direct the creative writing program. Robbins' Body Turn to Rain: New and Selected Poems (Lynx House Press) was published in May of 2017.

This event is made possible with support from Helicon West, Logan Public Library, and Utah Humanities.

Logan Public Library

255 N Main St
Logan , UT 84321-3914
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Event Contact:

Star Coulbrooke
star.coulbrooke@usu.edu
(435) 797-2726

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