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“Music Shall Be Thy Name”: Jim Richards’ “Octave”

Jim Richards’ “Octave” Post 26/31 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.)

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

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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 4 (2014): Jim Richards Reads
“Little Lion Face” by May Swenson

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.

The 2014 #MormonPoetrySlam Entries are in…

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The submissions are in for the 2nd Annual #MormonPoetrySlam: eighteen poems from nine readers (a slight increase from last year). Now that our contestants have thrown their voices into the ring, here’s how the competition will go down: Beginning Monday, December 1, I’ll post a performance each day from Monday–Saturday until I’ve shared all eighteen. That will round things off… Read more »

How Do We Do It?: Jim Richards’ “Cleave”

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Anthology Poet Highlight 39/82: Jim Richards, “Cleave” (My reading of “Cleave”) I take Jim’s “it” to be, yes, sex—but also more than sex. It take it to be the much deeper state of being, the more-than-intimate connection, the dual state of oneness entered into when partners become more than lovers, lovers more than partners. Such eroticism goes much deeper and… Read more »