Rob Carney is originally from Washington State and earned his BA from Pacific Lutheran University, his MFA from Eastern Washington University, and his PhD from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He is a two-time winner of the Utah Book Award for Poetry and the author of three previous books and three chapbooks of poems, including Story Problems and Weather Report from Somondoco Press. His work has appeared in Cave Wall, Mid-American Review, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Redactions, River Styx, Sugar House Review, other journals, as well as the Norton anthology, Flash Fiction Forward. In 2014 he received the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. His most recently published collection of work, 88 MAPS, is about the places, times, and wildness we should say yes to, and it’s about looking at all our real and figurative cul-de-sacs and saying no. Currently, he is a Professor of English at Utah Valley University.
Check out a brief interview with Carney from Inscape, BYU’s literary magazine!
Listen to this great ‘bite-size’ video of Carney reciting poetry!
2016 Festival Events:
- Saturday, April 16 9:30am
- Sunday, April 17 12:00pm