Joshua Rivkin & Scott Abbott - Salt Lake City

Joshua Rivkin & Scott Abbott

Joshua Rivkin & Scott Abbott

Joshua Rivkin & Scott Abbott

Oct 25, 2018, 7:00 pm


Joshua Rivkin & Scott Abbott

Book Title

Chalk: The Art & Erasure of Cy Twombly & Immortal for Quite Some Time


Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


Art Barn / Finch Lane Gallery
54 S Finch Ln
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-1809
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The Guest Writers Series at the University of Utah presents Joshua Rivkin & Scott Abbott at the Finch Lane Gallery on Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 PM.

Joshua Rivkin is the author of the nonfiction book Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly (Melville House 2018), and the forthcoming collection of poems Suitor (Red Hen 2020). His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best New Poets. A former Fulbright Fellow in Rome, Italy, as well as a Stegner Fellow in poetry, he has received awards and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Ucross Foundation. He teaches creative writing for Stanford’s Continuing Studies program and lives in Salt Lake City.

Scott Abbott is the author of books of creative non-fiction (Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes—with Sam Rushforth, Torrey House Press 2014, and Immortal for Quite Some Time, University of Utah Press 2016), of travel in the former Yugoslavia and then in war-torn Serbia and Bosnia (Repetitions and Vampires & A Reasonable Dictionary—both with Serbian novelist Žarko Radaković, punctum books 2013, 2014), and of literary criticism (Fictions of Freemasonry: Freemasonry and the German Novel, Wayne State UP 1991, and The Perfect Fence: Untangling the Meanings of Barbed Wire—with Lyn Bennett, Texas A&M UP 2017). He has published numerous articles on works by Austrian Peter Handke and has translated three of Handke’s books and a documentary film on Handke. With a Ph.D. in German studies from Princeton University, he is currently Professor of Integrated Studies, Humanities, and Philosophy at Utah Valley University.

This event is made possible with support from the Guest Writers Series at the University of Utah, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and Utah Humanities.