Tag Archives: Joseph Smith

A Heavenly Peep: Martin Pulido’s “Windows”

"The Woman of the Apocalypse" from Lawrence OP on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Martin Pulido’s “Windows” Post 24/31 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.)

Imagining the Mother’s Habitation: Conner McKinnon’s “To Her”

Conner McKinnon’s “To Her” Post 12/31 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.)

“Kicking in a Womb of Glory”: Javen Tanner’s “First Vision”

Javen tanner’s “First Vision” Post 7/31 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 for Bob Rees’ discussion of Mormon women and the imaginative reading of scripture, which I mention in my commentary.)

“I Hear Her Everywhere”: Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s “I Dreamed I Wrote Five Poems”

Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s “I Dreamed I Wrote Five Poems” Post 6/31 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 for an essay Steenblik wrote that explores some of the same ideas I explore in my commentary.)

Alex Caldiero’s Performative Poesis:
Making, the Makar, and Mormonism

Earlier this month, I presented some of my research on Alex Caldiero’s sonosophy at the AML Conference. After I posted my presentation proposal here, Scott also posted his, and Th. expressed his hope that we would record our papers “for the internet since that’s the only way nonattendees can be assured of hearing them later.” Th.’s request solidified my intention… Read more »

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 14: Ben Abbott Reads
“An Open Letter to Joseph Smith, Charlatan” by Jonathon Penny

"Gilgal Garden Joseph Smith Sphinx" from Photo Dean on Flickr

Here’s a link to Jonathon’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Ben 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.

Giving the Beauty of Holiness a Tongue (Part One)

Giving the Beauty of Holiness a Tongue: A Review Essay on Adam’s Dream: Poems for a Latter Day by Doug Talley (Part One)* I. During the fourth month of my wife’s first pregnancy, she started spotting. Startled by her yell from the bathroom where she’d been getting ready for work, I ran from the kitchen and met her halfway down… Read more »

Clinton F. Larson’s “City of Joseph”: This Soft Array of Leaves and Light

Poet Highlight: Clinton F. Larson, “The City of Joseph“ While “The City of Joseph” is obviously meant as inspirational verse (especially considering its venue of publication: The Ensign), I don’t find it sentimental in anyway. In fact, the language and imagery and the way Larson binds them together in his poetic vision are quite striking, quite accomplished. In fact, I… Read more »