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Situating Sonosophy: De/Constructing Alex Caldiero’s Poetarium

Back in April, I presented some of my recent research on Alex Caldiero’s performance poetics at the annual conference for the Association for Mormon Letters. Since then I’ve been thick in the middle of preparing for, then taking (and passing!), my comprehensive exams for my doctoral degree. Now it’s time to dig into that dissertation, which is on Alex’s work…. Read more »

My 2012 AML Conference Proposal

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I just submitted this proposal for next year’s Association for Mormon Letters Conference. The conference theme: “Going Forth Into All the World: Mormon Literature in an International Church.” I hope it tastes international enough for the organizers’ palate. * * * “Situating Sonosophy: De/constructing Alex Caldiero’s ‘Poetarium.’” Contemporary Utah poet Alex Caldiero‘s performative mode of poetry and poetics, which he… Read more »

Alex Caldiero’s “Seeing a Body”: The Shape Sound Makes

Anthology Poet Highlight 20/82: Alex Caldiero, “Seeing a Body” This poem, which I’ve taken to calling “Seeing a Body” for ease of reference, melds performance and content in order to compel an awareness of the body’s connection to the earth and to language and sound—even to compel an awareness of the body’s connection to the earth and to tradition through… Read more »