(Well, sort of.) In October 2011, I posted my capsule review of Neil Aitken’s prize-winning first book, Lost Country of Sight. In the time since I first published that review in Mormon Artist then re-posted it here, Neil’s become active […]

boxcarpoet: Neil Aitken takes SoundCloud

(Well, sort of.) In October 2011, I posted my capsule review of Neil Aitken’s prize-winning first book, Lost Country of Sight. In the time since I first published that review in Mormon Artist then re-posted it here, Neil’s become active […]

Earlier this month, I presented some of my research on Alex Caldiero’s sonosophy at the AML Conference. After I posted my presentation proposal here, Scott also posted his, and Th. expressed his hope that we would record our papers “for […]

Alex Caldiero’s Performative Poesis:
Making, the Makar, and Mormonism

Earlier this month, I presented some of my research on Alex Caldiero’s sonosophy at the AML Conference. After I posted my presentation proposal here, Scott also posted his, and Th. expressed his hope that we would record our papers “for […]

I’m of two minds about National Poetry Month. In one sense, I appreciate the effort (initiated by the Academy of American Poets and institutionalized in April 1996 by President Clinton’s administration) “to highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of […]

Notes on How to Read a Poem

I’m of two minds about National Poetry Month. In one sense, I appreciate the effort (initiated by the Academy of American Poets and institutionalized in April 1996 by President Clinton’s administration) “to highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of […]

Each year, my wife and I look forward to making a pilgrimage to Orem, Utah to attend the annual Association for Mormon Letters Conference. I’ve also made it an annual practice to share my conference proposal once I’ve submitted it. […]

The Makar, Making, and Mormonism: Tyler’s 2014 AML Conference Proposal

Each year, my wife and I look forward to making a pilgrimage to Orem, Utah to attend the annual Association for Mormon Letters Conference. I’ve also made it an annual practice to share my conference proposal once I’ve submitted it. […]

In the mood for some love poems? Well, during February, Wilderness Interface Zone is hosting its traditional month-long celebration of love and the natural world: Love of Nature Nature of Love Month. To that end, they’ve issued an open call […]

Come Celebrate Love & Nature, Nature & Love on Wilderness Interface Zone

In the mood for some love poems? Well, during February, Wilderness Interface Zone is hosting its traditional month-long celebration of love and the natural world: Love of Nature Nature of Love Month. To that end, they’ve issued an open call […]

In volume 52.3 of BYU Studies, Angela Hallstrom shared 500 words (or so) on why Fire in the Pasture matters. Here’s what she concludes: Although the readership of poetry anthologies is not large, it is encouraging that Fire in the […]

Mormon Novelist Angela Hallstrom Reviews Fire in the Pasture

In volume 52.3 of BYU Studies, Angela Hallstrom shared 500 words (or so) on why Fire in the Pasture matters. Here’s what she concludes: Although the readership of poetry anthologies is not large, it is encouraging that Fire in the […]

I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 #MormonPoetrySlam: The Audience Choice Performance goes to Laura Craner reading “Introduction to the Mysteries (or How to Read a Poem)” by Patricia Karamesines. * * * The Editor’s Pick Performance goes […]

The #MormonPoetrySlam Winners

I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 #MormonPoetrySlam: The Audience Choice Performance goes to Laura Craner reading “Introduction to the Mysteries (or How to Read a Poem)” by Patricia Karamesines. * * * The Editor’s Pick Performance goes […]

Now that the final performance in the first Mormon Poetry Slam has posted (see the event archive here), it’s time to determine the winner of the Audience Choice Award. For your consideration and reviewing pleasure, here are the fourteen entries, […]

Vote for Your Favorite #MormonPoetrySlam Performance

Now that the final performance in the first Mormon Poetry Slam has posted (see the event archive here), it’s time to determine the winner of the Audience Choice Award. For your consideration and reviewing pleasure, here are the fourteen entries, […]

Here’s a link to Jonathon’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Ben reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 14: Ben Abbott Reads
“An Open Letter to Joseph Smith, Charlatan” by Jonathon Penny

Here’s a link to Jonathon’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Ben reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Here’s a link to Jonathon’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Sarah reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 13: Sarah Dunster Reads
“Remembered Dream” by Jonathon Penny

Here’s a link to Jonathon’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Sarah reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 12: Eric W Jepson Reads
“She Was Only Seven” by Natasha Loewen

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in […]

Here’s a link to Swenson’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Laura reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 11: Laura Craner Reads
“Feel Me” by May Swenson

Here’s a link to Swenson’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Laura reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Here’s a link to Deja’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Dayna reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 10: Dayna Patterson Reads
“Your Ex-girlfriends Ruined All the Good Baby Names” by Deja Earley

Here’s a link to Deja’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Dayna reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 9: Ben Abbott Reads “When I Do Go on My Honeymoon” by Will Bishop

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in […]

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 8: Eric W Jepson Reads
“Close” by Amber Watson

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in […]

Here’s a link to Swenson’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Laura reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 7: Laura Craner Reads
“Bleeding” by May Swenson

Here’s a link to Swenson’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Laura reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 6: Randy Astle Reads
“Bless Our Tacky Chapel” by John Sterling Harris

Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in […]

Here’s a link to Michael’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Dayna reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 5: Dayna Patterson Reads
“Jesus is Coming Back” by Michael Hicks

Here’s a link to Michael’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Dayna reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live […]

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