Trish Hopkinson

Trish Hopkinson is a poet, blogger, and advocate for the literary arts. She was born in Missouri in 1972 and has resided in Utah County since childhood. She received a BS from UVU in English in 2013 and works as a product director for a local software company. 

Her poetry has been published in several lit mags and journals, including Tinderbox, Glass Poetry Press, and The Penn Review; her third chapbook Footnote was published by Lithic Press in 2017, and her most recent e-chapbook Almost Famous was published by Yavanika Press in 2019. She has received poetry awards from the Utah State Poetry Society and the Utah Arts Festival, and her poetry website/blog has been featured by WordPress Discover and listed in Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers. Her website includes hundreds of interviews with literary magazines, journals, and presses with a focus of sharing information on how to write, publish, or participate in the larger poetry community. Hopkinson has presented workshops and webinars for The International Women’s Writing Guild and Finding the Writer Within and has participated in panels for the Utah Poetry Festival and the Utah State Poetry Society.

Hopkinson is one of two alternating literary arts program coordinators for the Utah Arts Festival, co-founder and director of Rock Canyon Poets since 2014, a regional poetry group with over 50 members, annual members retreat, monthly reading series, and two anthologies published annually since 2014: Orogeny, a collection of Rock Canyon Poets work; and Inspired, a collection from the community poetry writing workshop she teaches every year with support from Utah Humanities. She co-founded Provo Poetry in 2015 to feature Utah poets in Poemball vending machines with three permanent locations in Provo and Salt Lake City. Provo Poetry and Rock Canyon Poets have been featured on KSL, KRCL, 15 Bytes, Slug Magazine, The Daily Herald, and City Weekly among others. In addition, Hopkinson curates Poetry Happens, a monthly feature on KRCL’s RadioACTive for which she announces poetry events and opportunities in Utah.



  • Almost Famous, Yavanika Press, 2019.
  • Footnote, Lithic Press, 2017.
  • Pieced Into Treetops, SLCC Community Writing Center, 2013.
  • Emissions, self-published, 2012.
  • Orogeny, Rock Canyon Poets, volumes 1 – 5, 2015 – 2019.
  • Inspired: A Community Poetry Writing Experience, Rock Canyon Poets, volumes 1 – 5, 2015 – 2019.


Additional Info

  • Region: Wasatch Front
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Tags: Women