Tag Archives: abuse

Reliving “Legacy”

      No Comments on Reliving “Legacy”

On October 24, 2011, I posted about Michael R. Collings’ poem “Legacy.” Here’s an excerpt from that post and my reading of the poem:; The excerpt: Michael’s longish poem, “Legacy,” breaches the subject of family in a way that neither sentimentalizes the good nor that glosses over the difficult. This is apparent in the first lines in which the poet… Read more »

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 your social media circles.

The Blessing and Curse of Michael R. Collings’ “Legacy”

Anthology Poet Highlight 8/82: Michael R. Collings, “Legacy“ (My reading of Michael’s poem.) Michael’s longish poem, “Legacy,” breaches the subject of family in a way that neither sentimentalizes the good nor that glosses over the difficult. This is apparent in the first lines in which the poet says, “By all accounts my great-great-great / was / a thorough-going bastard /… Read more »