Tag Archives: Dayna Patterson

Open Call for Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry

"A Mother's Love" by Lynde Mott

We’re Seeking Poems about Heavenly Mother Peculiar Pages is seeking submissions for a poetry anthology titled Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry. This anthology will consist of historical and contemporary poems that address, reference, or otherwise reflect upon Heavenly Mother. We will accept both previously published and unpublished poems and welcome a variety of approaches that incorporate Heavenly Mother… Read more »

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.)

“More than Metaphor”: Dayna Patterson’s “Eloher”

Dayna Patterson’s “Eloher” Post 2/31 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.)

Four Poems for Halloween: A #MormonPoetrySlam Playlist

It’s Halloween and you’ve got just over two weeks to submit performances for the #MormonPoetrySlam. I’m, of course, celebrating both occasions with poetry. Here’s a SoundCloud playlist of me reading four Halloween-ish poems by Mormon poets Colin B. Douglas, Deja Earley, Theric Jepson, and Dayna Patterson. Let the readings inspire you to join in on the #MormonPoetrySlam fun. Shout it… 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 10: Dayna Patterson Reads
“Your Ex-girlfriends Ruined All the Good Baby Names” by Deja Earley

"J is Just for . . . Just Jelly Beans" from Steve Koukoulas on Flickr

Here’s a link to Deja’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Dayna 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 5: Dayna Patterson Reads
“Jesus is Coming Back” by Michael Hicks

"Fishing from the back of an old pickup" by mikebaird on Flickr

Here’s a link to Michael’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Dayna 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.

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 »