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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.)

“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.)

“Some Mothering, Mourning Prayer”: Deja Earley’s “Of Thy Womb”

"Mother and Lambs" by Summer Myers

Deja Earley’s “Of Thy Womb” Post 10/31 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.)

“If she could just speak”: Melissa Dalton-Bradford’s “Phoning Home”

"Telephone" from plenty.r. on Flickr (BY SA)

Melissa Dalton-Bradford’s “Phoning Home” Post 9/31 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 17 (2014): Eric Jepson reads
“Daddy’s Love” by C. Byron Whitney

"Baby with hidden father (mother)" from simpleinsomnia on Flickr

Here’s a link to the poem if you’d like to follow along as Eric 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.

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 »

Come Celebrate Love & Nature, Nature & Love on Wilderness Interface Zone

Swan Love

In the mood for some love poems? Well, during February, Wilderness Interface Zone is hosting its traditional month-long celebration of love and the natural world: Love of Nature Nature of Love Month. To that end, they’ve issued an open call for nature-themed, love-laced writing and visual arts: original poetry, essays, blocks of fiction, art, music (mp3s), videos or other media… Read more »

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 13: Sarah Dunster Reads
“Remembered Dream” by Jonathon Penny

"Love Heart" from @Doug88888 on Flickr

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