Utah @ 125

There are stories buried in the dust, poets say. Especially in a desert like Utah.

Here, we’ve compiled true stories by Utah writers, each 125 words long, one word to represent each year of official state history, all the words layered together as part of an ongoing conversation about Who We Are and Why We’re Here. Maybe that’s what literary stories do best: remind us that no matter where you came from, or what language you spoke when you arrived, being here is a choice to be lost in the surprises of this place. Utah at 125.

— Ellen Fagg Weist, editor