BRAD L. ROGHAAR, a member of the Weber State University English Department, has won the 1992 Pearle M. Olsen Publication Award from the Utah Poetry Society. Roghaar's volume is titled "Unraveling the Knot: Poems of Connection."
Second place went to Martha P. Morrise of Roy, with Cyril D. Fullmer of Salt Lake City taking third.In all, the Utah State Poetry Society sponsored almost 30 different categories in its competition. First-place winners were:
Helen Mar Cook (President's Award); Elaine Christensen (Ann W. Hafen and Sweepstakes awards); Kolette Montague (Dorothy and L. Paul Roberts Award); LaVon B. Carroll (Zara Sabin Memorial Award and the Peggy Tangren Nature Poem Award);
Martha H. Balph (Fantasy and Haiku awards); Kathryn E. Clement (Whitaker Award); Judy Johns (George A. Brown and the Eric W. Christensen memorial awards); Maureen Cannon (Wanda Blaisdell "Light Your Life"); Patricia S. Grimm (Readers Award); Max Golightly (Vesta Crawford Memorial Award); Marva Jean Petersen (Short Poem); Lee McKenzie (Ruby Christensen Reeder Memorial Award);
Carol B. Quist (LeRoy Meagher Sonnet and Light Verse awards); Cyril D. Fullmer (Meagher Free Verse Award); Marion Pust (Newcomers); Anita Tanner (Eva Willes Wangsgaard Contest and the USPS Free Verse Award); Katherine Larsen (USPS Light Verse); Lloyd Murray (Light Verse Chapbook);
Erin Eslin (Poetry Grades 1-8); Melanie McKinney (Poetry Grades 9-12).
- EMMA LOU THAYNE and BECKY THAYNE will discuss their new book, "Hope and Recovery," at Frost Books in Foothill Village at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. The book deals with anorexia, bulimia and manic depression from a mother and daughter's perspective. For information call 582-8428.- JEAN B. BOYCE, a Salt Lake light-verse writer, will address the League of Utah Writers on Tuesday, April 14. She will talk about her latest collection - "Ask Any Mother" - at 6:45 p.m. in the Salt Lake City Library.- FRANCOIS CAMOIN, a professor of English at the University of Utah, will read from his recently published collection of short stories, "Like Love But Not Exactly," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Waking Owl Bookstore, 208 S. 1300 East. Call 582-7323 for information.
- LESLIE NORRIS, internationally acclaimed Welsh poet and the Poet in Residence at Brigham Young University, will read at the City Art Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 S. 700 East. Norris has 12 books of verse, short stories and children's pieces to his credit. For information call 277-1510 or 533-5895.
- THE UTAH ARTS COUNCIL is now accepting manuscripts for its 34th annual Utah Original Writing Competition. Writers who are legal residents of Utah will compete in seven categories for thousands of dollars in prize money. Novels, autobiographies, books of poetry and juvenile novels are among the options for writers this year. For a complete brochure write to the Utah Arts Council Literary Competition, 617 S. Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, or call 533-5895.