Archive | September, 2011

The People Behind the Project

15 Sep

This information is actually something that should have been one of the first things up on this site.  This project was a collaboration of many efforts by many people with varied talents and skills.  We want to tell you a bit about them here.  Please visit their websites, blogs, etc… because they are all involved in great things in this community.

Ashley mae Hoiland: Co-founder of the Project. Ashley earned a BFA in Painting and an MFA in poetry, both from Brigham Young University.  She makes it a point to be involved in community projects as much as possible.  You can visit her blog here.

Dan Barney: C0-founder of the Project, Assistant Professor of Art Education at BYU.  Dan earned his BFA in Studio and MA in Art Education from BYU,  and his PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of British Columbia.  Visit his website here.

Jethro Gillespie: Committee member on Project, Art Educator at Maple Mountain High. Jethro earned a BFA in printmaking, and is almost done with his MA in Art Education, both from BYU programs.  You can find some of his work here

Phillip Brown: Project Designer. Received a BA in graphic design from BYU. More of his work here.

Rachel Call: Project Photographer.  You can see more of her work here.

Jon Bryner: Event Caterer.  Contact him at jonbryner at

Evan Carpenter: Project filmmaker. You can see more of his documentary film work on his YouTube channel.


In the Media

8 Sep

We were featured on the home page of Poetry Foundation!

A fabulous article from the UVU Review.

and in the Daily Herald.

and in the  Daily Herald again.

on a blog that also is involved in getting poetry into more common spaces.

in the Nebo School District News.

on the Mayor’s blog.

Let me know if you’ve seen the Billboard Poetry Project anywhere else!