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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 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 2 (2014): Laura Craner Reads
“How Long?” by Darlene L. Young

"We wait. We are bored." from Sara on Flickr

Here’s a link to the poem if you’d like to follow along as Laura 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.

We Shall Not Cease: Darlene Young’s “How Long”

Anthology Poet Highlight 19/82: Darlene Young, “How Long“ Humanity’s stories are often filled with desire for something more, with homesickness, a wanderlust that leads characters to leave home and to enter the wilderness—whether physical, psychological, or emotional—in search of true belonging, something they’re never quite able to find. This yearning and its subsequent lack of fulfillment are illustrated well by… Read more »