Dixie State University: Dixie State University welcomes Shanan Ballam and Ben Gunsberg. Their reading will take place in the Holland Building, Rm 457 at 6:00 PM. Shanan Ballam was recently named Poet Laureate for the city of Logan, Utah. Her new poetry collection Inside the Animal: The Collected Red Riding Hood Poems, a semi-finalist for the 2017 Trio House Press Louise Bogan Award and a finalist for the 2017 Hillary Gravendyk Prize Poetry Book Competition from Inlandia Press, will be published by Main Street Rag in May 2019. It is available for purchase here: Main Street Rag Online Bookstore. Ben Gunsberg is an Associate Professor of English at Utah State University. He earned an M.F.A. from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His poetry appears in CutBank, Tupelo Quarterly, and The South Carolina Review, among other magazines. He’s authored one poetry collection, Welcome, Dangerous Life (Turning Point, 2018) and one poetry chapbook, Rhapsodies with Portraits (Finishing Line, 2015). He’s been been a finalist or semifinalist for a number of book contests, including the University of Wisconsin’s Brittingham and Pollack prizes and The Georgia Prize. His poetry manuscript, Cut Time, won the University of Michigan’s Hopwood Award for Poetry Writing. He lives in Logan, Utah, at the foot of the Bear River Mountains. This event was made possible by Dixie State University and St. George Literary Arts Festival.