Category Archives: Mormon Poetry Slam

The First Live #MormonPoetrySlam

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This past Saturday, I hosted nine poets in the first Live #MormonPoetrySlam. It was sponsored by the Association for Mormon Letters, who made space for us in this year’s mini-conference. As I’ve noted on the site’s new #MormonPoetrySlam page, the Live #MormonPoetrySlam is an outgrowth of the Mormon poetry group reading events I’ve planned since Fire in the Pasture released…. Read more »

The 2nd Annual #MormonPoetrySlam Winners

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I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual #MormonPoetrySlam: The Audience Choice Performance goes to Laura Craner reading “How Long?” by Darlene Young. * * * The Editor’s Pick Performance goes to Jim Richards reading “Little Lion Face” by May Swenson. Congratulations to Laura and Jim! And a huge thanks to all the participants and voters! Share your… Read more »

Let the 2nd Annual #MormonPoetrySlam Voting Begin!

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Now that the busyness of Christmas has passed and the final performance in the 2nd Annual #MormonPoetrySlam 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 eighteen entries, listed in order of appearance (you may need to hit “Read next page” at… Read more »

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 18 (2014): Neil Aitken reads
“Elegy” by E.S. Jenkins

“Chrystalized Tulip Leaf” from LadyDragonflyCC – >;< on Flickr[/caption] 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 your social media circles.

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 17 (2014): Eric Jepson reads
“Daddy’s Love” by C. Byron Whitney

"Baby with hidden father (mother)" from simpleinsomnia on Flickr

Here’s a link to the poem if you’d like to follow along as Eric 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 once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media circles.

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 16 (2014): Jim Richards reads
“Angels of Mercy” by Darlene Young

"Faith, Hope and Charity" from elycefeliz on Flickr.

Here’s a link to the poem if you’d like to follow along as Jim 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 once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media circles.

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 15 (2014): Jonathon Penny reads
“Jacob, to Esau” by Danny Nelson

Here’s a link to the poem if you’d like to follow along as Jonathon 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 once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media circles.

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 14 (2014): Elizabeth Pinborough reads
“A Usually Dazzling World” by Emma Lou Thayne

"Dazzling Canopy" from liquidnight on Flickr

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 your social media circles.

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 13 (2014): Laura Craner reads
“Pro Genitors” by Jonathon Penny

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 your social media circles.

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 12 (2014): John Schouten reads
“Recommended Daily Allowance” by “John Schouten”

"High Cholesterol" from James Broad on Flickr

Here’s a link to the poem (scroll down) if you’d like to follow along as John 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 once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media… Read more »