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The #MormonPoetrySlam Winners

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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 to Ben Abbott reading “The Excommunicate” by Danny Nelson. Congratulations to Laura and Ben! And a huge thanks to all… Read more »

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, listed in order of appearance: [View the story “The 2013 #MormonPoetrySlam” on Storify] Now that you’ve reviewed the entries, before… Read more »

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

"Gilgal Garden Joseph Smith Sphinx" from Photo Dean on Flickr

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 once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media circles.

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

"Mormon Church Sacrament Emblems" from MormonWiki

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.

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 3: Ben Abbott Reads
“The Excommunicate” by Danny Nelson

"Stained Glass" from szeke [Pedro Szekely] 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.

Let the Mormon Poetry Slamming Begin!

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The Mormon Poetry Slam submissions are in: fourteen poems from six readers. Not a huge turnout, but enough to have some fun over the next few weeks as I post the readings, you listen to them and share them (far and wide), you vote for your favorite performance, and your votes determine a winner. Here’s how the competition will go… Read more »