Dianne Nelson Oberhansly, David Lee - Escalante

Dianne Nelson Oberhansly, David Lee

Dianne Nelson Oberhansly, David Lee

Dianne Nelson Oberhansly, David Lee

Oct 5, 2018, 6:00 pm


Dianne Nelson Oberhansly, David Lee

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Kiva Koffeehouse
Mile Marker 7386
Escalante , UT 84726-8001
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Authors Dianne Oberhansly and Dave Lee visit Kiva Koffeehouse as part of the Cliff Notes Writing Conference on October 5th at 6:00 PM.

Dianne Nelson Oberhansly’s book of short stories, A Brief History of Male Nudes in America, won the Flannery O’Connor Award and her co-written novel, Downwinders: An Atomic Tale, was chosen as Utah Book of the Year. Her fiction has appeared widely in journals, including the Iowa Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, The Quarterlyand Sundog, and her poems have been published in Paper Nautilus, Canary, and Third Wednesday, among others.  She lives in rural Utah where she is a hiker, slow food enthusiast, and an Arts supporter/educator.  

Born in west Texas, David Lee is the author of numerous poetry collections, including The Porcine Legacy (1974), Driving and Drinking (1979), The Porcine Canticles (1984), Wayburne Pig (1997), News from Down to the Café: New Poems (1999), and A Legacy of Shadows: Selected Poems (1999). Lee explores the interaction of humans and the natural world in his poetry, depicting rural landscapes and lives and often employing a rural American dialect. His collection So Quietly the Earth (2004) portrays the lands of the American Southwest. Lee has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The first poet laureate of Utah, Lee received the Utah Governor’s Award for lifetime achievement in the arts.

This event is made possible with support from the Boulder Heritage Foundation, Kiva Koffeehouse, and Utah Humanities.