Juan Morales; Melissa Salguero; Lin Flores - Ogden

Oct 7, 2022, 7:00 pm


Juan Morales; Melissa Salguero; Lin Flores

Book Title

The Handyman's Guide to the End Times; Cannibal; Reflections While Living in Utah



North Region


Dumke Arts Plaza
455 25th St
Ogden , UT 84401-2421
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It’s Latinx Poetry Night at Railtown Readings with uno, dos tres poets: Melissa Salguero (Cannibal) and Lin Flores (Reflections While in Utah) and Colorado poet Juan Morales (The Siren World) sharing their poemas y más.

Juan J. Morales is the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Puerto Rican father. He is the author of three poetry collections: Friday and the Year That Followed (2006), The Siren World (2015), and The Handyman’s Guide to End Times, winner of the 2019 International Latino Book Award. Poems have appeared in Acentos Review, Breakbeats Vol. 4 LatiNEXT, Crazyhorse, Hayden's Ferry Review, Pank, terrain.org, War, Literature, & the Arts, and elsewhere. He is a CantoMundo fellow, a Macondo fellow, the editor/publisher of Pilgrimage Press, and professor and department chair of English & World Languages at Colorado State University—Pueblo.

Lin Flores (she/they) lives and works in SLC, Utah as a full time educator, poet, and creative writing student. They are enrolled in the online Creative Writing Masters' Program at University of New Orleans. Flores teaches at Herriman High School, where she strives to make a difference in the lives of young people as a history teacher and a slam poetry coach. When Flores isn't working on poetry or teaching, she is volunteering her time at Encirlce, an LGBTQ resource center in SLC.

Melissa Salguero (she/her/hers) is a Guatemalan poet who puts the SALT in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the human equivalent of red wine & crushed velvet. She is the author of Cannibal. Melissa uses humor to create through provoking work centering on her life, relationships, and identity. She has been featured on Write About Now Poetry and Ink & Nebula. She was a member of the Westiminster 2018 & 2019 CUPSI team and was a finalist at the 2018 Utah Arts Festival Indie Slam. When not yelling about white boys or making God metaphors, Melissa can be found feeding her online shopping addiction, blasting Glora Trevi, or living up to her title as the quintessential "bitter ex girlfriend poet". Her work (along with her emotional overflow) can be found on twitter @_Miss_Marilyn.

- ASL interpretation provided by 5-star Interpreting
- Livestream on @utahbookfest Instagram
- Seating: Folding chairs. Space for people with wheelchairs is available.
- on-site sensory kit available. Ask Willy.
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This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Weber Book Links, Railtown Readings, Queen Bee Giftery, and the Art Plaza.