Tag Archives: Michael Hicks

Vote for Your Favorite #MormonPoetrySlam Performance

Mormon Poetry Slam Pass Along

Now that the final performance in the first Mormon Poetry Slam has posted (see the event archive here), it’s time to determine the winner of the Audience Choice Award. For your consideration and reviewing pleasure, here are the fourteen entries, listed in order of appearance: [View the story “The 2013 #MormonPoetrySlam” on Storify] Now that you’ve reviewed the entries, before… Read more »

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 5: Dayna Patterson Reads
“Jesus is Coming Back” by Michael Hicks

"Fishing from the back of an old pickup" by mikebaird on Flickr

Here’s a link to Michael’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Dayna 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.

The Grace and Restraint of Michael Hicks’ “Family Tree”

"Tree of Life" by Will-Travel from Flickr

Anthology Poet Highlight 35/82: Michael Hicks, “Family Tree“ (My reading of “Family Tree”) In “Family Tree,” Michael’s lines are achingly sparse, haiku-like, even. I find in them a seductive grace and restraint that at once fills me and leaves me wanting. Take, for example, his first section, “Adam” (quoted above). As I read it, the sibilance in the first four… Read more »

Between Michael Hicks and Me: “Family Tree” Remix

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In which I respond to and remix the first section of Michael Hicks’ poem, “Family Tree.” Scales hoarse as secrets whispered between lovers at dusk, a serpent—and not  a serpent—licks at Adam’s  dreams, tasting his flesh  to test what knowledge  had infused the first man in  Father’s quickening sigh.  Adam hears voices  from deep in the serpent’s  caress, hears a… Read more »