Mormon Poets / Poetries / Poetics

Time to bust out those mics & join the 2nd Annual #MormonPoetrySlam. More info here: http://fireinthepasture.org/2014/slam-2/

Time to bust out those mics & join the 2nd Annual #MormonPoetrySlam. More info here: http://fireinthepasture.org/2014/slam-2/

A shout-out to #FireinthePasture in Jack Harrell’s recently published essay on whither #Mormon literary theory.

A shout-out to #FireinthePasture in Jack Harrell’s recently published essay on whither #Mormon literary theory.

Poet Vernice Wineera—-who was the first Maori woman to publish a poetry collection and who was included in Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems—-chats with Thinking Aloud host Marcus Smith in 2009 about how literature helps shape cultural identity.

From her poem “Aotearoa,” which she reads during the interview:

my Walden is her lakes,
her mountains, her wild beaches,
and her dark and secret forests
which offer sanctuary
to the lost and tangled thoughts
of my mind.

(Link to episode on Thinking Aloud’s site.)

Neil Aitken's "Float"

Read Neil Aitken’s Pushcart nominated poem, “Float.” Better yet, let Neil read it to you.

Mark Bennion, childhood, vertigo, and the ephemerality of life on a slowly dying earth. Read more here.

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Meridian Magazine : : Poetry

Paraphrasing Jim Richards: Being Mormon may exacerbate a poets’ already uncommon position, making her/him a minority w/in a minority.

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Plein air #poetry reading. Because “the air is full of secrets.”

Plein air #poetry reading. Because “the air is full of secrets.”

#Poetry demands something like devotion. #amreading Lance Larsen’s *Genius Loci*—for the 2nd time.

#Poetry demands something like devotion. #amreading Lance Larsen’s *Genius Loci*—for the 2nd time.

"In my effort to flesh out the multimedia profile of Mormon poets and poetries, I’m sharing three of the ‘albums’ Neil [Aitken] has released via SoundCloud:"

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