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The First Live #MormonPoetrySlam

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This past Saturday, I hosted nine poets in the first Live #MormonPoetrySlam. It was sponsored by the Association for Mormon Letters, who made space for us in this year’s mini-conference. As I’ve noted on the site’s new #MormonPoetrySlam page, the Live #MormonPoetrySlam is an outgrowth of the Mormon poetry group reading events I’ve planned since Fire in the Pasture released…. Read more »

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 »

Marilyn and Mozart: Playing it Again

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violin concert from ovidiu onea on Flickr

I’ve started revisiting old posts, adding audio files of me (or someone else) reading the poems I discuss in those posts. Last month, I revisited my commentary on Neil Aitken’s first poetry collection. Today, I’m returning to my thoughts on Marilyn Bushman-Carlton’s poem “Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. To that end: here’s me performing her poem:

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 »

The #MormonPoetrySlam Winners

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I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 #MormonPoetrySlam: The Audience Choice Performance goes to Laura Craner reading “Introduction to the Mysteries (or How to Read a Poem)” by Patricia Karamesines. * * * The Editor’s Pick Performance goes to Ben Abbott reading “The Excommunicate” by Danny Nelson. Congratulations to Laura and Ben! And a huge thanks to all… Read more »

Vote for Your Favorite #MormonPoetrySlam Performance

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 14: Ben Abbott Reads
“An Open Letter to Joseph Smith, Charlatan” by Jonathon Penny

"Gilgal Garden Joseph Smith Sphinx" from Photo Dean on Flickr

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

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.

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.

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 11: Laura Craner Reads
“Feel Me” by May Swenson

"Sunday Morning" from tomroper [Tom Roper] on Flickr

Here’s a link to Swenson’s poem if you’d like to follow along as Laura 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.