Tag Archives: performance poetry

Four Poems for Halloween: A #MormonPoetrySlam Playlist

It’s Halloween and you’ve got just over two weeks to submit performances for the #MormonPoetrySlam. I’m, of course, celebrating both occasions with poetry. Here’s a SoundCloud playlist of me reading four Halloween-ish poems by Mormon poets Colin B. Douglas, Deja Earley, Theric Jepson, and Dayna Patterson. Let the readings inspire you to join in on the #MormonPoetrySlam fun. Shout it… Read more »

Alex Caldiero’s Performative Poesis:
Making, the Makar, and Mormonism

Earlier this month, I presented some of my research on Alex Caldiero’s sonosophy at the AML Conference. After I posted my presentation proposal here, Scott also posted his, and Th. expressed his hope that we would record our papers “for the internet since that’s the only way nonattendees can be assured of hearing them later.” Th.’s request solidified my intention… Read more »

“They’ve made me a Queen”: Revisiting “Our Lord Jesus in Drag”

Dayna Patterson’s cross-dressing Jesus has been on my mind lately. (Take that as you will.) One reason for this is because, since I wrote about Dayna’s “Our Lord Jesus in Drag” in July 2012, I’ve wanted to give it voice. And I’ve wanted to give it voice because the first time I read the poem it’s rhythms struck me as… Read more »

Situating Sonosophy: De/Constructing Alex Caldiero’s Poetarium

Back in April, I presented some of my recent research on Alex Caldiero’s performance poetics at the annual conference for the Association for Mormon Letters. Since then I’ve been thick in the middle of preparing for, then taking (and passing!), my comprehensive exams for my doctoral degree. Now it’s time to dig into that dissertation, which is on Alex’s work…. Read more »