Star Coulbrooke

Poet Laureate Emeritus, City of Logan, Utah

Star Coulbrooke

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Star Coulbrooke directed the USU Writing Center until her retirement in 2020. She was also responsible for Helicon West, a bi-monthly open readings for writers. She is the author of several chapbooks, notably Walking the Bear (Outlaw Artists Press, 2011) and three poetry collections, including Thin Spines of Memory (2017, Both Sides from the Middle (2018), and City of Poetry (2019), all from Helicon West Press. She is editor of the Helicon West Anthology: A Ten-Year Celebration of Featured Readers (2016), which won the League of Utah Writers Gold Quill Award. For four years (2015-2019), she served as the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Logan, the birthplace of noted poet May Swenson, organizing over 100 events to celebrate and create poetry.