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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.)

Sensing Mother’s Massive Grace and Godsome Body: Dayna Patterson’s “Whale Watching”

"46 leapin whales!!!" from Chewy Chua on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Dayna Patterson’s “Whale Watching” Post 22/31 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 to access a copy of Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road,” which I mention in my commentary.)

Heavenly Mother and/in the Poetic Imagination: Melody Newey’s “The River You Always Knew”

"Watching Mother" by Kayli Timmerman

Melody Newey’s “The River You Always Knew” Post 14/31 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.)

Metaphors for God: Tina Lindsay’s “My Mother Is…”

Tina Lindsay’s “My Mother Is…” Post 11/31 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.)

21st Century Mormon Lyricisms

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I originally read this essay, in which I officially announced the publication of Fire in the Pasture, at the 2011 conference of the Association for Mormon Letters, held March 26, 2011. I read and commented on several poems in part II of the essay, but I’m not transcribing those readings here; if you’d like to hear them, you can listen… Read more »

Airing the Cultural Laundry: Laura Baxter’s “Take Care of Your Soul—It’s Flapping in the Breeze”

Anthology Poet Highlight 32/82: Laura Nielson Baxter, “Take Care of Your Soul—It’s Flapping in the Breeze“ “Take Care” is an exercise in absurdity. I mean, a neighbor airing his soul on a clothesline like recently washed laundry then leaving it to dry for a few decades? How absurd! But this premise hasn’t been pushed to absurdity just for absurdity’s sake. This… Read more »