Tag Archives: loss

A Sisterhood of Suffering: Taylor Rouanzion’s “A Mother’s Comfort”

"Who, in this world, comforts you? Mother? Father? Friend?" from CompassionInternation on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Taylor Rouanzion’s “A Mother’s Comfort” Post 27/31 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.)

“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.)

“I Could Feel It Beating”: Jim Papworth’s “The Woman Whose Husband Finds Heart-Shaped Stones”

"Heart of Stone" from Adventures of KM&G-Morris on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Jim Papworth’s “The Woman Whose Husband Finds Heart-Shaped Stones” Post 19/31 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.)

Revising Mom: Markay Brown’s “Mothers in Heaven”

Markay Brown’s “Mothers in Heaven” Post 8/31 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 18 (2014): Neil Aitken reads
“Elegy” by E.S. Jenkins

“Chrystalized Tulip Leaf” from LadyDragonflyCC – >;< on Flickr[/caption] 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 11 (2014): Joe Plicka reads
“Grandma Dyed Her Hair” by Rubina Rivers Forester

"Skokräm" from europeana

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.

boxcarpoet: Neil Aitken takes SoundCloud

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(Well, sort of.) In October 2011, I posted my capsule review of Neil Aitken’s prize-winning first book, Lost Country of Sight. In the time since I first published that review in Mormon Artist then re-posted it here, Neil’s become active on SoundCloud, sharing recordings of poems from projects old and new. In my effort to flesh out the multimedia profile… Read more »

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 12: Eric W Jepson Reads
“She Was Only Seven” by Natasha Loewen

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.

Remembering Paul

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Today is the anniversary of Paul Swenson’s birth. If my calculations are correct, he was born in 1935 and would have turned 78 this year. I’ve thought about him off and on since he passed, mostly because I know that at the time of his death he was working with Dream Garden Press to publish his second poetry collection. According… Read more »

Poetry of the Void: Melissa Dalton-Bradford’s “House for Rent”

Anthology Poet Highlight 44/82: Melissa Dalton-Bradford, “House for Rent” (Scroll down, both there and here) Language came to me deeply when my paternal grandfather started to decline, when his body began to give in to the detritus of age, when I was faced with his loss. I’ve noted elsewhere that “our words, we hope, will ward off death. Looking into… Read more »