Do not steal my fire and ice, make null my trial, void it with another name...– FitP Poet Highlight 7/82: Elizabeth (Cranford) Garcia, “The Semantics of Blessings” Liz’s unrhymed, free-variation on the sonnet, “The Semantics of Blessings,” took an Honorable Mention in Segullah’s 2007 Poetry Contest. Cranford also took First Place in this...
At dusk we lived for dizziness, a quick roll down the backyard slope— ...– FitP Poet Highlight 6/82: Mark Bennion, “Still Life” (Scroll down) Mark Bennion’s first collection, Psalm & Selah is a great example of what a good poet can do in response to the Book of Mormon, which is to explore the stories many Mormons know so well in ways that shed new...
A poem can teach us to pay attention to how language affects (and at times,...– Iris, Lantern Review Blog
Good child, he takes the method books, ascends, descends the scales. One day...– FitP Poet Highlight 5/82: Marilyn Bushman-Carlton, “Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major”(Scroll down) Music, as poetry, has power to bind us through and with the body’s rhythms. Marilyn Bushman-Carlton provides a case in point with “Mozart’s Violin...
You are counting the dark exit of crows in the rear view mirror, or from the...– FitP Poet Highlight 4/82: Neil Aitken, “In the Long Dream of Exile” From “How We are Saved,” my capsule review of Neil’s book, The Lost Country of Sight: “Aitken’s first collection begins with a poem—’In the Long Dream of Exile’—that marks the...
Today your exit is history, a receding roar, but I was there that afternoon,...– FitP Poet Highlight 2/82: Terresa Wellborn, “Welcoming the Epilogue,” Inscape (Winter 2011) Terresa’s voice is distinctive, clear, and strong and her phrasing is often striking. Notice, for instance, the alliteratives that hold this stanza together and that propel the tongue...
[Fire in the Pasture] is of enormous cultural significance[.] … I have...– Eric W Jepson, A Motley Vision: Mormon Arts and Letters: http://bit.ly/qtyBTa
[T]he highly-anticipated collection of contemporary Mormon poetry, Fire in the...– Scott Hales, The Low-Tech World: Exploring Mormon Literature: http://j.mp/rrz3X4
Peculiar Page’s landmark poetry anthology Fire in the Pasture[:] an exciting...– Patricia Karamesines, Wilderness Interface Zone: http://bit.ly/nOUXsD
Fire in the Pasture is … a major landmark boundary-disrupting...– Eric W Jepson: http://bit.ly/rdv5Vq
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After a marathon editorial effort that began around April 2009 when one Eric W Jepson, proprietor of Peculiar Pages, asked if I’d like to edit a collection of Mormon poems, today’s the big day—my poetry anthology, Fire in the Pasture: Twenty-first Century Mormon Poets, has officially been released. Order your copy now. And while you’re at it, buy one for a friend. And then your...