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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.)

#MormonPoetrySlam, Day 14 (2014): Elizabeth Pinborough reads
“A Usually Dazzling World” by Emma Lou Thayne

"Dazzling Canopy" from liquidnight on Flickr

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 Present Sense and Semantics of Pain

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I’m revisiting Elizabeth Garcia’s poem “The Semantics of Blessings”. Here’s an excerpt from my 23 October 2011 post on the poem and my recent reading of it. The excerpt: The first four lines are especially striking: “Do not steal my fire and ice, make null / my trial, void it with another name / than pain. The cut of a… Read more »

Elizabeth Garcia Talks “The Semantics of Blessings”

Anthology Poet Highlight 7/82: Elizabeth (Cranford) Garcia, “The Semantics of Blessings“ (My reading of Liz’s poem) Liz’s unrhymed, free-variation on the sonnet, “The Semantics of Blessings,” took an Honorable Mention in Segullah‘s 2007 Poetry Contest. Cranford also took First Place in this contest with her poem (another sonnet), “Reproach.” Both, I think, are excellent poems, tightly crafted and nuanced enough… Read more »