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Guest Poet Nancy Takacs

In her brilliant new collection, “The Worrier,” Nancy Takacs has presented her readers with her most finely nuanced and psychologically sophisticated collection of poetry to date. Each piece is an inner dialogue, a meditation, an experiential episode that seems to reveal the true nature of our relationship with our environment fragment by fragment, as we struggle to come to terms with our place in the physical world. There are two voices — the worrier and the answer — and Takacs’ worrier is presented in diametric opposition to the natural world, and to its processes. The natural world moves forward with wildness, sometimes purely instinctively, and sometimes without any apparent impetus. Takacs seems to point out, by way of this collection, that it is our intellect, that inner voice in which we place so much trust that frequently confounds us. We are apparently, by nature, unable to trust the design and wisdom of the kingdom into which we’ve been born. We are constantly sabotaged by our rebellious sense of self-importance, and by our insistence that the natural world is something that we can, somehow, bend to our will. But our determination to understand the natural world only in our own terms will only result in the muting of the wisdom of the earth, and will leave us nothing but our own noise. An extraordinary addition to this poet’s oeuvre. ​15 Bytes, Utah's premier Art magazine, is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. At the beginning of each month, 15 Bytes publishes a variety of articles on Utah's art scene including artist interviews, exhibition, performance and book reviews, spotlights on galleries and more. We're happy to congratulate Nancy Takacs on winning the 15 Bytes Poetry Award and proud to welcome her back to The Printed Garden to read from her work and talk about poetry with the two runners up, Adam Giannelli and Mike White. This was one of our favorite events last year, so we're pretty excited about it! We'll be starting at 7:00 p.m., and light refreshments will be available.



Guest Poet Adam Giannelli

Rain intermits, bus windows steam up, loved ones suffer from dementia—in the constantly shifting, metaphoric world of Tremulous Hinge, figures struggle to remain standing and speaking against forces of gravity, time, and language. In these visually porous poems, boundaries waver and reconfigure along the rumbling shoreline of Rockaway or during the intermediary hours that an insomniac undergoes between darkness and dawn. Through a series of self-portraits, elegies, and Eros-tinged meditations, this hovering never subsides but offers, among the fragments, momentary constellations: “moths all swarming the / same light bulb.” From the difficulties of stuttering to teetering attempts at love, from struggling to order a hamburger to tracing the deckled edge of a hydrangea, these poems tumble and hum, revealing a hinge between word and world. Ultimately, among lofting waves, collapsing hands, and darkening skies, words themselves—a stutterer's maneuvers through speech, a deceased grandfather’s use of punctuation—become forms of consolation. From its initial turbulence to its final surprising solace, this debut collection mesmerizes. ​15 Bytes, Utah's premier Art magazine, is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. At the beginning of each month, 15 Bytes publishes a variety of articles on Utah's art scene including artist interviews, exhibition, performance and book reviews, spotlights on galleries and more. ​We're happy to congratulate Adam Giannelli for being a finalist in the 15 Bytes Poetry Award and proud to welcome him to The Printed Garden to read from his work and talk about poetry with Nancy Takacs and Mike White. This was one of our favorite events last year, so we're pretty excited about it! We'll be starting at 7:00 p.m., and light refreshments will be available.



Guest Poet Mike White

Winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Addendum to a Miracle, Mike White's second book of poetry, is a collection that explores the shifting borderland between the sacred and the profane. The poems are lucid and often quite spare, focusing upon the ordinary things of this world, yet they pulse with the energy of the unknown, the unspeakable. In poems of a more metaphysical bent, angels appear, only their haloes have come off in the autumn wind and their wings are made of city snow. Poised between humor and terror, White's Addendum to a Miracle re-envisions the possibilities of grace. "When last did I read a poetry collection this good? These are memorable poems, and it seems insufficient to say how and why—ear, heart, mind, language and line, to be sure; also whimsy like Issa's, rhythmic and syllabic precision as good as Donald Justice's; the author's profound and beautifully understated sense of soul and darkness in people, as suggested in Laundromats, by the pool, in the men's room, and at Sunday school. If you read no other book this year, read this one." —Carol Frost ​15 Bytes, Utah's premier Art magazine, is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. At the beginning of each month, 15 Bytes publishes a variety of articles on Utah's art scene including artist interviews, exhibition, performance and book reviews, spotlights on galleries and more. We're happy to congratulate Mike White for being a finalist in the 15 Bytes Poetry Award and proud to welcome him to The Printed Garden to read from his work and talk about poetry with Nancy Takacs and Adam Giannelli. This was one of our favorite events last year, so we're pretty excited about it! We'll be starting at 7:00 p.m., and light refreshments will be available.



Realities of Diversity Speaker Series: Maria Hinojosa

KUER, RadioWest, and United Way of Salt Lake present “The Realities of Diversity,” a three-part speaker series that takes a deeper look at race and diversity in America.

The October speaker is NPR host of Latino USA and journalist Maria Hinojosa. Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. As the anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award winning show Latino USA which is distributed by NPR, and anchor and Executive Producer of the PBS show America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. Hinojosa has received numerous awards for her work including: four Emmys; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for her groundbreaking “Child Brides: Stolen Lives.” In addition to her broadcast work, Hinojosa has been a weekly syndicated columnist for King Features/Hearst and is the author of two books: Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son, a motherhood memoir; and Crews: Gang Members Talk with Maria Hinojosa, an in-depth collection of interviews with gang members in New York City. RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio will interview each speaker about their work related to race and diversity, followed by a 30 minute audience Q&A. Interviews will air on RadioWest at a later date.



Salt Lake Art and Design Board Seeking New Board Member

The Salt Lake Art Design Board is actively searching for a new Board member. This individual should be a community member with an interest in public art and advising the Salt Lake City Public Art Program. Salt Lake City residents in Districts 1 or 2 who have experience in visual arts are strongly encouraged to apply. However, all interested City residents are welcome to apply for consideration. Please fill out the application on the Salt Lake City Boards and Commissions website at http://slc.agenda.solutions/portal/newForm/1 by October 19, 2018. Visit http://saltlakepublicart.org or email katherine.nix@slcgov.com for more information. Be a part of a fun and dynamic Board shaping the artistic and cultural landscape of our vibrant city



Garden After Dark: Oaklore Academy of Magic

Garden After Dark 2018: Oaklore Academy of Magic; Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Oct 18, 19, 20 & Oct 25, 26, 27 from 6-9PM;m Tickets on Sale Monday, October 1; Garden Members: $11 / General Public: $14

Join us for an enchanted evening at the fabled Oaklore Academy of Magic – the premier school of witchcraft and wizardry. But be warned! The noxious witch Myrtle Spurge is at Oaklore creating mischief and mayhem. With crafts, activities, games, light displays, and more, join us for Garden After Dark, an indoor/outdoor, costume, and family-friendly experience to celebrate Halloween.

https://www.redbuttegarden.org/garden-after-dark/



Art and Wellness: Yoga in the Great Hall

Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery. The series runs every Thursday from August 30 through October 25. Yoga will not be held on October 11 due to Fall break. Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.

This event is free and open to the public, no ticket necessary.



1st Annual Utah Medical Cannabis Conference

http://utahcann.com/ Join us October 19th - 20th for Utah's inaugural Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo at the to learn more about the important issues related to medical cannabis. Topics will include discussions on cannabis medical benefits, Utah's shifting political landscape, plu scientific and financial trends.



Women Who Run Part 1 of The Power Network Series

Join Womenpreneurs and our partner, Real Women Run at the YWCA, to connect with eight inspiring women candidates and learn how we can support their efforts in the final weeks leading up to the election. Shireen Ghorbani / US Congress, District 2 Sophia Dicaro / Salt Lake County Council Monica Zoltanski / Utah Senate, District 9 Aimee Winder Newton / Salt Lake County Council, District 3 Jenny Wilson / US Senate, State-Wide Michelle Quist / Salt Lake County Council, District 4 Kim Coleman / Utah House of Representatives, District 42 Kathleen Riebe / Utah Senate, District 8



Women Who Run Part 1 of The Power Network Series

Join Womenpreneurs and our partner, Real Women Run at the YWCA, to connect with eight inspiring women candidates and learn how we can support their efforts in the final weeks leading up to the election. Shireen Ghorbani / US Congress, District 2 Sophia Dicaro / Salt Lake County Council Monica Zoltanski / Utah Senate, District 9 Aimee Winder Newton / Salt Lake County Council, District 3 Jenny Wilson / US Senate, State-Wide Michelle Quist / Salt Lake County Council, District 4 Kim Coleman / Utah House of Representatives, District 42 Kathleen Riebe / Utah Senate, District 8