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Poets Shannan Ballam & Star Coulbrooke Visit Weber State University

October 13, 2015

Poets Shanan Ballam and Star Coulbrooke will share and discuss their work at Weber State University.

Shanan Ballam is an adjunct instructor at Utah State University where she teaches poetry 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 2010). Her full-length poetry manuscript Pretty Marrow (Negative Capability Press)was a semi-finalist for the 2010 Brittingham and Pollak Prizes in Poetry, 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’ Utah Original Writing Competition, which was judged by Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama.

Star Coulbrooke is responsible for Helicon West, a bi-monthly open readings/featured readers series in Logan, Utah. Her poems appear in journals such as Poetry International, Redactions: Poetry and Poetics, and Sugar House Review. Her poetry chapbook, Walking the Bear, published by Outlaw Artists Press, is a tribute to the Bear River. Star directs the Utah State University Writing Center and lives in Smithfield with her artist partner and their two heeler-mix mutts.

This event is made possible with support from Weber State University and Utah Humanities.  Utah Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 5:30 pm

Contact: Sian Griffiths Phone: (801) 626-6254 E-mail:
Weber State University
1001 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1001
United States
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