Steven L. Peck

STEVEN L. PECK {[email protected]} is an evolutionary ecologist and writer. He has won many awards for his creative writing including being the two-time winner of the Association of Mormon Letters Novel Award (The Scholar of Moab, 2011; Gilda Trillim, 2017), and once for short story (Two-Dog Dose, 2014). His novel (2019) King Leere: Goatherd of the La Sals was a semi-finalist in Black Lawrence Press’s Big Moose Prize and received a starred-review from Publishers Weekly. In addition to his poetry collection, Incorrect Astronomy, he has published two short stories collections. His work has appeared in numerous venues includ￾ing, Nature Futures, New Myths, Pedestal Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Red Rock Review, and other places. He also has two nonfiction books exploring issues of faith and science (Evolving Faith and Science the Key to Theology).

The Sacrifice

Articles/Essays – Volume 52, No. 3

Mnemosyne  She was still puzzled that the stars were not the same ones she knew. She cor rects. That she used to know. Where was Orion, its belt and sword glowing bright with mythic power…

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From the Pulpit: My Mother’s Eclipse

Articles/Essays – Volume 51, No. 2

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Review: Laughter, Depth, and Insight: Enid Rocks Them All Scott Hales. The Garden of Enid: Adventures of a Weird Mormon Girl, Parts One and Two

Articles/Essays – Volume 50, No. 2

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Bishop Johansen Rescues a Lost Soul: A Tale of Pleasant Grove

Articles/Essays – Volume 49, No. 4

-0-  The grizzly, white-bearded weaver was as silent as the shadow of a ring-tailed civet cat—“reserved,” the folks in Pleasant Grove called the Russian. He did capable work making small throw rugs on a yew…

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Winton Night Walks

Articles/Essays – Volume 21, No. 2

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The Current Philosophy of Consciousness Landscape: Where Does LDS Thought Fit?

Articles/Essays – Volume 38, No. 1

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My Madness

Articles/Essays – Volume 41, No. 2

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Crawling Out of the Primordial Soup: A Step toward the Emergence of an LDS Theology Compatible with Organic Evolution

Articles/Essays – Volume 43, No. 1

Dialogue 43.1 (Spring 2010): 1–36
And in fact, what might it mean that God “used” evolution tocreate life’s diversity? Was this a choice for God among other al-ternatives? Do Wildman’s pessimistic conclusions hold for Mor-monism? Does evolution imply a noninterventionist Deity? Arethere more optimistic views possible, some of which may actuallysuggest that evolution enhances and expands our view of God?

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Why Nature Matters: A Special Issue of Dialogue on Mormonism and the Environment

Articles/Essays – Volume 44, No. 2

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Two-Dog Dose

Articles/Essays – Volume 47, No. 1

Jarring bang. Wheels leap up, rattling the heavy load of black piping destined for the oilrig. The truck rolls on. Oblivious to what it left behind.  On the macadam, a coyote. From its sacrum back…

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