Tag Archives: creation

Sensing Mother’s Massive Grace and Godsome Body: Dayna Patterson’s “Whale Watching”

"46 leapin whales!!!" from Chewy Chua on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Dayna Patterson’s “Whale Watching” Post 22/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.) (Follow this link to access a copy of Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road,” which I mention in my commentary.)

See How She Creates: Dayna Patterson’s “Mother Has a Degree in Exterior Design”

Dayna Patterson’s “Mother Has a Degree in Exterior Design” Post 21/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

Celebrating Mother: Dayna Patterson’s “Harvest Dance”

"shiva omphallus" from Eddi van W. on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Dayna Patterson’s “Harvest Dance” Post 20/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

“I Could Feel It Beating”: Jim Papworth’s “The Woman Whose Husband Finds Heart-Shaped Stones”

"Heart of Stone" from Adventures of KM&G-Morris on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Jim Papworth’s “The Woman Whose Husband Finds Heart-Shaped Stones” Post 19/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

More than an Endless Womb: Rebekah Orton’s “It’s Possible I’m Projecting”

"A lovely kid looking at her exhausted mom" from licryst on Flickr (BY NC)

Rebekah Orton’s “It’s Possible I’m Projecting” Post 18/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

On Radical Equality: Jim Papworth’s “Seven Songs of Creation”

"Mother Creator" by Jamie Clark

Jim Papworth’s “The Seven Songs of Creation” Post 4/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 5 (2014): John Schouten Reads
“Paradise Lost” by “John Schouten”

"...Barbie and Ken out for a spin" from x-ray delta one 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.

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 2012, I proposed and presented “Situating Sonosophy: De/constructing Alex Caldiero’s ‘Poetarium’” and in 2013 I proposed “Performative Poesis and… Read more »

Poetry of the Void: Melissa Dalton-Bradford’s “House for Rent”

Anthology Poet Highlight 44/82: Melissa Dalton-Bradford, “House for Rent” (Scroll down, both there and here) Language came to me deeply when my paternal grandfather started to decline, when his body began to give in to the detritus of age, when I was faced with his loss. I’ve noted elsewhere that “our words, we hope, will ward off death. Looking into… Read more »

The Urge and Urge and Urge of Danny Nelson’s “Creation”

Anthology Poet Highlight 28/82: Danny Nelson, “Creation” Danny’s “Creation” revises the Old Testament’s opening text. As such, it delves deeply into the “procreant urge of creation,” a phrase straight out of Whitman. Indeed, in Danny’s poem, as in Whitman and, I would argue, most poetry, I find this “Urge and urge and urge, / Always the procreant urge of the… Read more »