My first year of being in charge of Poetry in the Park is HISTORY.
We had 34 attendees all from Utah interested in poetry who came
to hear our new Poet Laureate LANCE LARSEN, BYU professor.
We learned how to "Coax the Muse" and then revise our poems.
in a beautiful setting with bright sunlight and blue skies.
It was a peaceful day of inspiration and time away
to develop our skills and talents with words.
A nature walk was taken along the Virgin River.
Next was a picnic lunch while visiting with new friends.
Lyman Hafen of Zion Natural History Association (who partners
with Utah State Poetry Society and Mike Plyer of Zion Canyon
Field Institute in this event) presents Lance with some Zion Park gifts.
The culmination of a year of work on my part and begun
four years ago by LaVerna Johnson with partial funding by
the Utah State Division of Arts and Museums
and the National Endowment for the Arts grants.