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Hymn to a Maple

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Salt Lake City, 1957

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Book of Mormon Poetry James Goldberg, A Book of Lamentations

Young Gods

Casual Violence in Sunday School

The Leper

Bi-Bestiary

Daffodils

Created in His Image

“I Cannot Describe Salt”: Elizabeth Willis, Poets in Exile, and the Church Invisible in the Age of Pandemic

Review: Poetry as Ceremony Tacey M. Atsitty, Rain Scald

Candy Dish Sonnet

Lacing

Review: Dayna Patterson, If Mother Braids a Waterfall

Review: Dayna Patterson, Titania in Yellow

Review: Sunni Brown Wilkinson, The Marriage of the Moon and the Field

Review: Michael Lavers, After Earth

Review: Kate Piersanti, Life in Poetry

Review: Jan G. Otterstrom F., Move On

Review: Colin B. Douglas, Into the Sun: Poems Revised, Rearranged, and New

Review: R. A. Christmas, Leaves of Sass

Parousia

Matriarchal Blessing

Grasshoppers in the Jar of the World

Praying on Gravel

Until You Come

James Goldberg and Ardis Parshall, Song of Names: A Mormon Mosaic

His Twelve Points of the Scout Law (Grandpa Fesses Up)

Sunni Brown Wilkinson. The Marriage of the Moon and the Field

Karen Anderson’s Excavation of Ghosts Karin Anderson. Before Us Like a Land of Dreams

Becky, Not God

The Stars Saw God

Daryl Prays, The Snake River, and Insomnia

Genesis Chiasmus

Born Again

Women’s Blessing

Issue of Blood

Explaining God the Mother to My Father

Self Portrait in Which I Fail to Hide My Daddy Issues From Google

Willing the Storm

On Women and Priesthood Power

Mother’s Blessing

Reason Stares

A Found Poem

The “Blackblue Heartguts” of Trees Brooke Larson. Pleasing Tree.

Third Watch

Vernal

Dry Tree

True Religion

The Agreement

The Four Stanzas of the Apocalypse

Advent: Moose in Moonlight

Creek Skating

Bridegroom

Jesus Christ

New & Everlasting

Sweater

The Moldau in a Utah Living Room

The Mormon Peace Gathering

Sunday School

Judas

Devotion

Prodigal Daughter

What Ashmae Taught Me

Circles and Lines

January 21, 2019

Our Lady of the Temple

Prayers for the Altars

Friday Morning Shift

Skin of Garments

My New Temples

Then and Now

Limen

Ritual

Placenta

Dream Psalm

Walking Back to the ‘70s

Talitha koum

On Cherubim and a Flaming Sword by J. Kirk Richards

Review: It’s Lonely at the Top Ryan Shoemaker. Beyond the Lights.

Review: Mother, May We? Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry. Edited by Tyler Chadwick, Dayna Patterson, and Martin Pulido.

The Older Covenant

One Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Days

The Pioneer Woman, St. George

Self-Portrait of Mormon Middle Child as Isabella

After the Curtain Falls, Isabella Speaks in Achromatics

Review: “Twisted Apples”: Lance Larsen Takes on Prose Poetry Lance Larsen. What the Body Knows

Raking

the fog

Soft

A Better Country

Poema de Halloween, 2001

Alpha

Sonnet—For Solstice

Agency of all that matters

Choose Your Own Belief: Of Sharks, Art, & God

Forgotten Birds

Domestiku

The Goodness of Created Things

If Joseph Smith Had Been Born in California

As If Nothing Matters

Faith

At Least

Trevor at the Fountain

Grand Canyon, North Rim

Ajalon Moon

The Holy Ghost in Polyhymnia’s Closet

The Holy Ghost in Melpomene’s Closet

Echo of Boy

Nosebleed (A Mormon Pilgrimage)

Christus

The Grammar of Quench

Not the Truman Show

Solomon the Wise

Averted Vision

Elegy / Prayer

True Ideas

My Sadness

The Skin of the Story

The Flock

Words

Eight Visions of the First

Shiffler-Olsen turns Joseph Smtih’s first-person First Vision accounts into poetry.

Temple

Keeping Faith

October Above Trial Lake

Stony Places

My Sister Once Died

Grief

The Trail

Baptism

Ordinary and Profane Poems

Tropical Butterfly House

Kill the Poets

Prophet by the Sea

Mormon Conversions

From Utah Poems: To Elias

Boy Diving Through Moss — Poetry

Mental Gas — Poetry

New Acts of Poetry: Space in the Sage ; What You Feel, I Share ; Speak to Me

On the Precipice: Three Mormon Poets: Barbed Wire: Poetry and Photographs of the West

Sacrament of Terror: Violence in the Poetry of Clinton F. Larsen

The Poetic Mystique: The Grandmother Tree by Marilyn McKeen Miller Brown ; Mahanga: Pacific Poems by Vernice Wineera Pere

New Voices, New Songs: Contemporary Poems by Mormon Women

Persephone ; The Old Penitentiary, Boise

Hold

Repapering the Kitchen

Gratitude

Memory’s Duty

Bronzed Cadences

The Golden Chain

“Moonbeams From a Larger Lunacy”: Poetry in the Reorganization

This study addresses poetry within the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and defines an RLDS poet as someone who belongs to the RLDS church and who has published poetry in some…

The New Mormon Poetry: The Seventh Day by Lewis Home

Still Sounds of Winter

Charm for a Sick Child

Another Birth

Fishers

Expatriate

Born Again

Oil Upon Oil

How Much for the Earth? A Suite of Poems: About a Time for Considering

Unfinished Sestina for the Secretary of Defense

Leaf, Shell, Globe

Amazons

The High Price of Poetry

Returning

Hills

Diaries

Road II

Shadow

David and Bathsheba

Desert IV

Fathering

The Interview

Benediction

Lightning Barbs

One Year

As Winter Comes On

This Is My Body

All My Silent Midnight Hours

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Grains of Life: Fragments of a Sonnet Cycle

Sonnet for Spring

For the Bishop’s Wife

Grandmother Envisions Her Own Death

Winter Burial

Seasoning

Evening

Nativity

Entering Through the Veil

They Have Closed the Church My Father Helped Build

Evenings: His Church Calling

Christmas in Utah

Cancun Beach, Mexico

Sons

Recollections from an Ex

For Brother de Mik

Lulu: On the Death of a Sister

Discouragement

Stones; The Salutation; The Problem; Grandmother, Grandmother, Grandmother; Bishop

Feliz Navidad

Our Way

Luggage

Pruned

To Watch a Daughter Die

Prayer of a Novice Rebel

Bodies

A Life Well-Shared: So Far: Poems by Margaret Rampton Munk

Winton Night Walks

Aug 6, 2010

To a Modern Isaac

Navel

The Oldest Son Leaves for Nagoya

Burial Service

For Bonnie

Here’s the Church

Failed Friendship

Lesser Voices

Sonnet on Life’s Dangers

The Lord’s Table

Two Fishermen in Hong Kong

Three Poems for My Mother

Early Through Winter

Pure Thin Bones

Three Generations of Mormon Poetry: A zipper of haze; Tinder; Christmas Voices

Inadvertent Disclosure: Autobiography in the Poetry of Eliza R. Snow

Grandpa

Passion Poems: How Much for the Earth? by Emma Lou Thayne

A Lot to Like: Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems edited by Eugene England and Dennis Clark

One of the Women

The Slow Way Home

Deity

Daddy Hung Me Out

The Blood in My Veins

If I Had Children

I Can Wait For

Heartbreak Hill

The Next Weird Sister Builds a Dog Run

Transformation

Call Before the Obituary

Island Spring

Innocence

I Consider Jonah’s Whale

Burn Ward

Sisters

Being Baptized for the Dead, 1974

In the Back Lot at Hillview Manor

Baptism: As Light as Snow

One Sunday’s Rain (After Word of My Father’s Illness)

The Dark Gray Morning

Cure

The Virgin Mary Confronts Mary and Magdala

How Could We Have Known

The Perseids

Mechanics

The Hero Woman

Patchwork

Losing Lucy

Nickel Girls

Over Coffee, 600 B.C.

Song of the Old/Oldsongs: Only Morning in Her Shoes: Poems about Old Women edited by Leatrice Lifshitz

Ovum

The Good Life

Jackrabbits

Waiting

A Vision of Judas

Two Sisters Visit Dieppe

Celebrations: Things Happen: Poems of Survival by Emma Lou Thayne

When I Swam for the Utah Valley Dolphins

The Mistake of the Psycholinguists

Art and Half a Cake

My Mormon Grandmother

Coney Island Hymn: Shore

The 20/20 Leap

Ecclesiastical Check

Woman Bathing ; Authority

Hands

Missionary Court

Late

Relativity

Return

Manna in the Desert

Variation on a Love Letter

The Book Handed Her

Winter Fast Offerings

Entire Unto Himself

The Pulpit

Yellow Hair

Sestina for the Coming Fall

Saint Theresa and the Lepress

What El Salvador Meant to a Three-year-old

Beth-lehem

Night Myths

Notes for a Son, 19, Living Abroad

Snowy Night

Becoming a Writer

Breadcrumbs

Exercising the Priesthood

Postcard

Litany

Her Dresser

Household of Faith

God With Us

A Body That Expands

Double Exposure

Sacrament Prayer

Brando

Warren Travels With His Father

Decoration Day

Day Dreams

Sole Makers

The Man Without Sin

Lancashire Saint Dies

Leave of Absence

Resurrection

Our Fecundity

For My Father, 1934-1990

Mama and Daddy Standin’ By

In Passing To Her Fathers

Bean Counting

I Have Learned 5 Things

Aspens

Magi

Commentary

Ireland

To Joseph of Nazareth: Patron Saint of Fathers Dispossessed

Hobby Horses

Movements Giving Off Light

Mummy Pendulum

Sariah

Jesus is Coming

Marcus

Secrets under the Surface: Crazy for Living: Poems by Linda Sillitoe

The Invisible Woman

Going Dark

Serving the Papers

His Sermon

Nestling

For the Girl Who Saw Her Mother Cold

A Courtship

On X-ing

My Mama’s Hands

Storytime

Early Winter

Clean

In a Far Land

Pilgrimage

Basilica

Bathing a Child

The Violent Woman

Naked

Cap Meets the Prophet Brigham

1844

Snows

The Time Traveler Comes to Cana

March Children

Negative Space

Razor Sharp

1948

The Three Boats

Weight

Hospital Healing

Sleeping on Wood

RELEASE: A Moment

The Freeway

How Things Look from the Other Side of the Lake

Cereal Polygamy

Brides of the Afternoon

Slant Sonnet for Melissa

Ghost Month

Reply to: “You Are a Spiritual Person”

Toni’s Song

Because Last Night Was Friday Night

Wildflowers, Toll House Ranch

Saturday: One Version (Fourth Week of an Unidentified Illness)

The Prophet’s Dream

What Remains

Aristocrats

His Faith-Promoting Story

Bread: A Returning

The Statue of Brigham Young at South Temple and Main, Salt Lake City

I Will

Hemmed In

A Killing Frost

George

Descending Order

Untitled

Fall Weekend at Rehoboth Beach

In a Far Land

They Eat Dogs in China

Gaining Darkness

American Christians Visit Mt. Nebo

The Miro Exhibit at MoMA: Dec. 21, 1993

Pieta

She’iina Yazhi

“I Do Remember How It Smelled Heavenly”: Mormon Aspects of May Swenson’s Poetry

By Extension

August

The Greening

Origami Birds

Properties of Water

Seconds Coming

Awake to the Ineffable: Some Would Call It Kundalini

To Sleep with the Ineffable: Inviting My Sweet Informants

Grove III

The Soon-to-hibernate Bear Addresses His Public

“White” of “Pure”: Five Vignettes

The Book of Mormon variously uses “white” and “pure” in the same verse in different editions. This article traces the history of those changes, who was behind them, and why.

Leaving

Black Moroni

Navigation V

Life-line

Silver Footprints

Alaska Girlhood

We Dress for Armageddon

Kick and Muff

Shorn

Passing On, Holiday

Fire in the Water

Oasis

Desert Bloom

Stake Mission

Kayenta

Moon Phases: Childhood

Mountain Turn-out: Week After My Father’s Funeral

Father Sky/Mother Earth

How She Comes

Fall is the Wrong Analogy

Martyrs

On the Death by Cancer of Someone Too Young

Woodwork

Take These Depositions

Straw

Birthday Dreaming

“Watercress Grows Best in Running Water”

Lily Foot

Templum: A Place Thought of as Holy

After a Late Night, Waiting

Anne Perry

Out of the Night: Childness

Sacrament Hymn

From the Land of Nod

Holy Sonnet for Mother’s Day

History

A Prayer Addressed to Lord of Death

Mormontage

Allelujah

Long Distance

At Fifty-Five

Alder and Maple in Molting

Creations: Mississippi

Multiply and Replenish

Sesquicentennial Pioneer Commemoration Speech

Soft Sculpture

Basic Training

She and He: Alternatives

Lectures on Death at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

On the Fringe — The Singles’ Ward (The Appeal of the Foyer)

Widow’s Weeds

Thistle Field

Straight Up

Miguel

One Method of Hope

Lucifer’s Obit.

Begotten of the Ash

Joseph Loved His Women

To a Cymbidium Orchid

Fashion Show

Ordinary Light

Fact of my Life

We Write What We Want to Know

My Father Comes to Me

To a College Friend Killed by a Drunk Driver

Drama Queen

Night Fires

Women are the Keepers of Secrets

A Name and a Blessing

Luke 7:37

Courting

If the Din of Cities Makes the Moon

Dragging Fanny

Afterward

Above the Estuary

Metaphysics Over Lunch

Caught Gull, Plowing

Companionship

Clay

The First Christmas Eve at Home

Practicing at Sunrise

Natural Symmetry

Night Thunder at the Cabin

Military Funeral in a High Hills Cemetery

Day Music

Wild Things

Plain and Simple

Temple Square — Past and Present

Reclamation

Grandma Comes for Me

Thin Ice

Fertility

Naked

Hop Hornbeam

From Under Ground

Planting Day

Trajectory at the End of Winter

Russell

Jesus Lost

Through a Glass Darkly

Under the Faultline

The Basic Tune of the Sparrow

The Charity of Silence

The By-pass

Salt Lake Citations

Thin Ice

Emma’s Anguish

Joseph to Emma

Winter Dies

Indian Summer

Pah Tempe

Parched

In Riverdale

In a Pueblo Indian Dwelling, Four-Corners

Anhedonia

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Learning to Disappear

Sensing Spirits

An Act of Faith

Maps of Time

Commonplace Nightmares

History of the Church — Part One

Coming Home

Love is a Delicate Chain

Being World

About My Conversion: Directions to a Nonbeliever

Forever Family

Plenty

Spiritualizing the Organic

In the Kitchen on a Saturday Morning

Lament for My Eyes in a Mirror

The Handing

Proud Flesh

The Rose Jar

Out in the Shop: In Memory of Grandpa

Encounter

Balsamic Vinegar

Wedding Vows

Without Question

Eve’s Psalm

Aspiration

Sestina of the Martyrdom

On a Morning After New Snow and a Winter of Healing Inside

The Passing Lane

Miracle of Wood

Christmas Card from Siple Station, Antarctica

Syllabus

Remuneration

Water Will

Trouble in Eternity

Nobody’s Grandpa

The Empty Cistern

Disrobed

I Add Craig to My Prayers

Gardner’s Song

Red’s Tire Barn Titans

Archaeopteryx

Night Light

Childhood Homes

Vicarious

Liahona

Christian Spinning

Listening to the Lord

Breach Birth: Aug. 20, 1891

Utah Territory, 1893

Delineation

What is the Challenge for LDS Scholars and Artists?

Alive in Mormon Poetry

Poetry Matters in Mormon Culture

The Woman of Christlike Love

Almost Pentecostal

A Motherless House

The Middle Path, Colorized

We Were Not Consulted

The Right Place

Night Work Near Escalante

You Owe Me

Antler People v. Womb People

Contralto

The Mothers’ Antlers

Inheritance

Nothing We Needed to Know

Cargoes II

War Bride

The Cedars of Lebanon

Aladdin’s Lamp, March 4, 2003 on the eve of first strike in Iraq

Movement: Out of Doors, Out of Town, In Dangerous Times

Gene, My Eternal Brother

Blind Tears

Heart Mountain

Resurrection

Yahrzeit

The Meadow

Eve’s Offering

Afield

Death to the Death of Poetry!: The Art is Alive and Kicking in Mormon Circles — and in Mainstream American Culture

Nov 1, 2001

Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1999

The Riverbank, Late Winter: Living North

The Fall of My Fiftieth Year

Eighteen Thousand Sundowns

Reading into Dusk

Ambulance Unit

The Banality of Evil

Prayer for a Grandchild

Baptism

El Cordero de Dios

A Spinster Physician Weeps While Speaking Her Sermon on Abstinence: A Sonnet without Rhyme

Triptych-History of the Church

Martin in Me

Confession

Thousand Springs

Sorrow and Song

Women in a Time Warp: Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women, Edited by Sheree Maxwell Bench and Susan Elizabeth Howe

Salad for Two

The Good Shepherd

The Peach

Family Tree

Faith Healing

Churchgoers

The Orchid Grower

Triple A’s

The Elect

Scriptum Est

My Brother’s Bed

My Brother Was Buried Wearing a Red Jacket

Brooklyn: City of Churches

Old Rodeo Man

Carol Took the Call

Everlasting

Bliss

The Holding Room

Guest Room

Sheep Ranch Near Hillspring

On Reading a Blank Page

Jonah in the Belly

Christmas Carol (Post-Christmas: 2005)

Washing Mother

Tonkas

Fruit

Orisons

Mouths

Summer Dam

Upon the Face of the Water

Reflections on Darkness and Light

Where Are the Horses?

Compass

Graduation

poetry on the ‘fridge door

Showshoe Song

Borax

Dining with the Devil: A Long Spoon: Poems by R. A. Christmas

Quantum Gospel: A Mormon Testimony

At the End of the Street Lies the Sky

Sonnet to Japanese Spring

Black Handkerchief

Wedding Flower

After My Brother’s Remission

Some with Shadows

While Planting Hollyhocks

Yorick

The Clearing

I Teach Six-Year-Olds about Jesus in Sunday School

Hunter’s Visitation

Nephews

Patriarchal Blessing

To My Teacher

Moving the Story, with Conviction: On the LDS Church and the Marriage Amendment

Land’s End 1997

The Word

One Tree

Spring Variations on a Theme by Lorenzo Snow

Mechanical Failures

Three-Legged Dog

A Proposal

City of Brotherly Love

Beautiful Black Madonna of Czestochowa

Caught Up

Epithalamium

Fidelity to Objects

Necktie

Grace

The Local Police Report

Jesus Was There

Always with Us

Curious

Change

Man, dust

Multi-level Marketing

Glaucus

One Tree Redux

Pierce the Veil

Salt Lake City Cemetary: Jewish Section

White Rain (forty years since our meeting)

Flying Out

What Rocks Know

Sober Child

Neshutan

A Shaker Sister’s Hymnal

Abba: The Name of God

Etching

On Losing My Cell Phone

Oceanography

Relinquishing

Gentle Dad

Self-Portrait as Burnt Offering

A Perfect World

The Man with One Foot Outside of Hell

Handmaid

Our First Home Has Forgotten Us

Contingency #4: White Out

From Outside the Settlement

Untitled

Sheets

the god of small things

Things Missed

Time Being

In this Version of Autumn

Sisyphus

Ripple Rock

The Leg

Internal Affairs

Blue Glass

Abracadabra

Bum Bam Boom

Flannel Board

Turncoat

Romance

An Apocalypse

Accidental Mystic

Marginalia

Girl Without a Mother to Her Big Brother

Mother Willow

Winterscape: Prairie

Seasonal Ritual

Easter Sermons

Gaius

Dishes

Intermission Wine

Sex Talk Sunday

Listening to My Parents Through the Ventilator Shaft

Blessing My Son

Vitae

Visible from Here

Dark Energy

Four Passes on Mount Horeb

Good Government in the City

Nazarín

San Diego Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints

The Afternoon Hour

Atlanta to Salt Lake

Revelation

After Her Stroke

Finding Place

Runaway

Mass Transit Madonna

Perplexed by the Revelator’s Heaven

Review: Tyler Chadwick, ed. Fire in the Pasture 21st-Century Mormon Poems

Mormon Scholars in the Humanities Conference: Savior, silver, psalms, and sighs, and flash-burn offerings

“Epithalamion” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Fern Hill Revisited

Janie Goodmansen’s Reply

Sixth-Grade Broadway Revue

Inaccuracy

Hobble Creek Almanac

Graphene

A Short Poem about Nearly Everything

In Those Days of My Spirit: A Found Poem

Same-Sex Attraction

Blessed Virgin

This Dock My Home

Fractals

Ghazal

The Feather Pen

Glazier

Offerings

Singing in the Easter Choir beside My Enemy

Puzzled

Emptying Pockets

Beyond (on the Beach)

The Hosanna Shout

Sabbath Baptism

Melancholia

Easter

Trying to Keep Quiet: A Poem Constructed Around Fragments of Leslie Norris’s “Borders”

IRRELEVANT—RELEVANT

For Margene

About Half

evidence of things not seen

Jungle Walks

What Kind of Truth Is Beauty?: A Meditation on Keats, Job, and Scriptural Poetry

Shade

Evenings in October

Not Far Off Trail, Late Summer

Crow Games

Haiku for the Cat

Blood Cries

Oblation

Faith

Let Rocks Their Silence Break

Review: When Good is Better than Great: Susan Elizabeth Howe’s Salt Susan Elizabeth Howe. Salt: Poems

Review: Job: A Useful Reading Michael Austin. Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poems

Acoustic

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Hymn to a Maple

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Salt Lake City, 1957

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Color

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Book of Mormon Poetry James Goldberg, A Book of Lamentations

Young Gods

Casual Violence in Sunday School

The Leper

Bi-Bestiary

Daffodils

Created in His Image

“I Cannot Describe Salt”: Elizabeth Willis, Poets in Exile, and the Church Invisible in the Age of Pandemic

Review: Poetry as Ceremony Tacey M. Atsitty, Rain Scald

Candy Dish Sonnet

Lacing

Review: Dayna Patterson, If Mother Braids a Waterfall

Review: Dayna Patterson, Titania in Yellow

Review: Sunni Brown Wilkinson, The Marriage of the Moon and the Field

Review: Michael Lavers, After Earth

Review: Kate Piersanti, Life in Poetry

Review: Jan G. Otterstrom F., Move On

Review: Colin B. Douglas, Into the Sun: Poems Revised, Rearranged, and New

Review: R. A. Christmas, Leaves of Sass

Parousia

Matriarchal Blessing

Grasshoppers in the Jar of the World

Praying on Gravel

Until You Come

James Goldberg and Ardis Parshall, Song of Names: A Mormon Mosaic

His Twelve Points of the Scout Law (Grandpa Fesses Up)

Sunni Brown Wilkinson. The Marriage of the Moon and the Field

Karen Anderson’s Excavation of Ghosts Karin Anderson. Before Us Like a Land of Dreams

Becky, Not God

The Stars Saw God

Daryl Prays, The Snake River, and Insomnia

Genesis Chiasmus

Born Again

Women’s Blessing

Issue of Blood

Explaining God the Mother to My Father

Self Portrait in Which I Fail to Hide My Daddy Issues From Google

Willing the Storm

On Women and Priesthood Power

Mother’s Blessing

Reason Stares

A Found Poem

The “Blackblue Heartguts” of Trees Brooke Larson. Pleasing Tree.

Third Watch

Vernal

Dry Tree

True Religion

The Agreement

The Four Stanzas of the Apocalypse

Advent: Moose in Moonlight

Creek Skating

Bridegroom

Jesus Christ

New & Everlasting

Sweater

The Moldau in a Utah Living Room

The Mormon Peace Gathering

Sunday School

Judas

Devotion

Prodigal Daughter

What Ashmae Taught Me

Circles and Lines

January 21, 2019

Our Lady of the Temple

Prayers for the Altars

Friday Morning Shift

Skin of Garments

My New Temples

Then and Now

Limen

Ritual

Placenta

Dream Psalm

Walking Back to the ‘70s

Talitha koum

On Cherubim and a Flaming Sword by J. Kirk Richards

Review: It’s Lonely at the Top Ryan Shoemaker. Beyond the Lights.

Review: Mother, May We? Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry. Edited by Tyler Chadwick, Dayna Patterson, and Martin Pulido.

The Older Covenant

One Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Days

The Pioneer Woman, St. George

Self-Portrait of Mormon Middle Child as Isabella

After the Curtain Falls, Isabella Speaks in Achromatics

Review: “Twisted Apples”: Lance Larsen Takes on Prose Poetry Lance Larsen. What the Body Knows

Raking

the fog

Soft

A Better Country

Poema de Halloween, 2001

Alpha

Sonnet—For Solstice

Agency of all that matters

Choose Your Own Belief: Of Sharks, Art, & God

Forgotten Birds

Domestiku

The Goodness of Created Things

If Joseph Smith Had Been Born in California

As If Nothing Matters

Faith

At Least

Trevor at the Fountain

Grand Canyon, North Rim

Ajalon Moon

The Holy Ghost in Polyhymnia’s Closet

The Holy Ghost in Melpomene’s Closet

Echo of Boy

Nosebleed (A Mormon Pilgrimage)

Christus

The Grammar of Quench

Not the Truman Show

Solomon the Wise

Averted Vision

Elegy / Prayer

True Ideas

My Sadness

The Skin of the Story

The Flock

Words

Eight Visions of the First

Shiffler-Olsen turns Joseph Smtih’s first-person First Vision accounts into poetry.

Temple

Keeping Faith

October Above Trial Lake

Stony Places

My Sister Once Died

Grief

The Trail

Baptism

Ordinary and Profane Poems

Tropical Butterfly House

Kill the Poets

Prophet by the Sea

Mormon Conversions

From Utah Poems: To Elias

Boy Diving Through Moss — Poetry

Mental Gas — Poetry

New Acts of Poetry: Space in the Sage ; What You Feel, I Share ; Speak to Me

On the Precipice: Three Mormon Poets: Barbed Wire: Poetry and Photographs of the West

Sacrament of Terror: Violence in the Poetry of Clinton F. Larsen

The Poetic Mystique: The Grandmother Tree by Marilyn McKeen Miller Brown ; Mahanga: Pacific Poems by Vernice Wineera Pere

New Voices, New Songs: Contemporary Poems by Mormon Women

Persephone ; The Old Penitentiary, Boise

Hold

Repapering the Kitchen

Gratitude

Memory’s Duty

Bronzed Cadences

The Golden Chain

“Moonbeams From a Larger Lunacy”: Poetry in the Reorganization

This study addresses poetry within the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and defines an RLDS poet as someone who belongs to the RLDS church and who has published poetry in some…

The New Mormon Poetry: The Seventh Day by Lewis Home

Still Sounds of Winter

Charm for a Sick Child

Another Birth

Fishers

Expatriate

Born Again

Oil Upon Oil

How Much for the Earth? A Suite of Poems: About a Time for Considering

Unfinished Sestina for the Secretary of Defense

Leaf, Shell, Globe

Amazons

The High Price of Poetry

Returning

Hills

Diaries

Road II

Shadow

David and Bathsheba

Desert IV

Fathering

The Interview

Benediction

Lightning Barbs

One Year

As Winter Comes On

This Is My Body

All My Silent Midnight Hours

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Grains of Life: Fragments of a Sonnet Cycle

Sonnet for Spring

For the Bishop’s Wife

Grandmother Envisions Her Own Death

Winter Burial

Seasoning

Evening

Nativity

Entering Through the Veil

They Have Closed the Church My Father Helped Build

Evenings: His Church Calling

Christmas in Utah

Cancun Beach, Mexico

Sons

Recollections from an Ex

For Brother de Mik

Lulu: On the Death of a Sister

Discouragement

Stones; The Salutation; The Problem; Grandmother, Grandmother, Grandmother; Bishop

Feliz Navidad

Our Way

Luggage

Pruned

To Watch a Daughter Die

Prayer of a Novice Rebel

Bodies

A Life Well-Shared: So Far: Poems by Margaret Rampton Munk

Winton Night Walks

Aug 6, 2010

To a Modern Isaac

Navel

The Oldest Son Leaves for Nagoya

Burial Service

For Bonnie

Here’s the Church

Failed Friendship

Lesser Voices

Sonnet on Life’s Dangers

The Lord’s Table

Two Fishermen in Hong Kong

Three Poems for My Mother

Early Through Winter

Pure Thin Bones

Three Generations of Mormon Poetry: A zipper of haze; Tinder; Christmas Voices

Inadvertent Disclosure: Autobiography in the Poetry of Eliza R. Snow

Grandpa

Passion Poems: How Much for the Earth? by Emma Lou Thayne

A Lot to Like: Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems edited by Eugene England and Dennis Clark

One of the Women

The Slow Way Home

Deity

Daddy Hung Me Out

The Blood in My Veins

If I Had Children

I Can Wait For

Heartbreak Hill

The Next Weird Sister Builds a Dog Run

Transformation

Call Before the Obituary

Island Spring

Innocence

I Consider Jonah’s Whale

Burn Ward

Sisters

Being Baptized for the Dead, 1974

In the Back Lot at Hillview Manor

Baptism: As Light as Snow

One Sunday’s Rain (After Word of My Father’s Illness)

The Dark Gray Morning

Cure

The Virgin Mary Confronts Mary and Magdala

How Could We Have Known

The Perseids

Mechanics

The Hero Woman

Patchwork

Losing Lucy

Nickel Girls

Over Coffee, 600 B.C.

Song of the Old/Oldsongs: Only Morning in Her Shoes: Poems about Old Women edited by Leatrice Lifshitz

Ovum

The Good Life

Jackrabbits

Waiting

A Vision of Judas

Two Sisters Visit Dieppe

Celebrations: Things Happen: Poems of Survival by Emma Lou Thayne

When I Swam for the Utah Valley Dolphins

The Mistake of the Psycholinguists

Art and Half a Cake

My Mormon Grandmother

Coney Island Hymn: Shore

The 20/20 Leap

Ecclesiastical Check

Woman Bathing ; Authority

Hands

Missionary Court

Late

Relativity

Return

Manna in the Desert

Variation on a Love Letter

The Book Handed Her

Winter Fast Offerings

Entire Unto Himself

The Pulpit

Yellow Hair

Sestina for the Coming Fall

Saint Theresa and the Lepress

What El Salvador Meant to a Three-year-old

Beth-lehem

Night Myths

Notes for a Son, 19, Living Abroad

Snowy Night

Becoming a Writer

Breadcrumbs

Exercising the Priesthood

Postcard

Litany

Her Dresser

Household of Faith

God With Us

A Body That Expands

Double Exposure

Sacrament Prayer

Brando

Warren Travels With His Father

Decoration Day

Day Dreams

Sole Makers

The Man Without Sin

Lancashire Saint Dies

Leave of Absence

Resurrection

Our Fecundity

For My Father, 1934-1990

Mama and Daddy Standin’ By

In Passing To Her Fathers

Bean Counting

I Have Learned 5 Things

Aspens

Magi

Commentary

Ireland

To Joseph of Nazareth: Patron Saint of Fathers Dispossessed

Hobby Horses

Movements Giving Off Light

Mummy Pendulum

Sariah

Jesus is Coming

Marcus

Secrets under the Surface: Crazy for Living: Poems by Linda Sillitoe

The Invisible Woman

Going Dark

Serving the Papers

His Sermon

Nestling

For the Girl Who Saw Her Mother Cold

A Courtship

On X-ing

My Mama’s Hands

Storytime

Early Winter

Clean

In a Far Land

Pilgrimage

Basilica

Bathing a Child

The Violent Woman

Naked

Cap Meets the Prophet Brigham

1844

Snows

The Time Traveler Comes to Cana

March Children

Negative Space

Razor Sharp

1948

The Three Boats

Weight

Hospital Healing

Sleeping on Wood

RELEASE: A Moment

The Freeway

How Things Look from the Other Side of the Lake

Cereal Polygamy

Brides of the Afternoon

Slant Sonnet for Melissa

Ghost Month

Reply to: “You Are a Spiritual Person”

Toni’s Song

Because Last Night Was Friday Night

Wildflowers, Toll House Ranch

Saturday: One Version (Fourth Week of an Unidentified Illness)

The Prophet’s Dream

What Remains

Aristocrats

His Faith-Promoting Story

Bread: A Returning

The Statue of Brigham Young at South Temple and Main, Salt Lake City

I Will

Hemmed In

A Killing Frost

George

Descending Order

Untitled

Fall Weekend at Rehoboth Beach

In a Far Land

They Eat Dogs in China

Gaining Darkness

American Christians Visit Mt. Nebo

The Miro Exhibit at MoMA: Dec. 21, 1993

Pieta

She’iina Yazhi

“I Do Remember How It Smelled Heavenly”: Mormon Aspects of May Swenson’s Poetry

By Extension

August

The Greening

Origami Birds

Properties of Water

Seconds Coming

Awake to the Ineffable: Some Would Call It Kundalini

To Sleep with the Ineffable: Inviting My Sweet Informants

Grove III

The Soon-to-hibernate Bear Addresses His Public

“White” of “Pure”: Five Vignettes

The Book of Mormon variously uses “white” and “pure” in the same verse in different editions. This article traces the history of those changes, who was behind them, and why.

Leaving

Black Moroni

Navigation V

Life-line

Silver Footprints

Alaska Girlhood

We Dress for Armageddon

Kick and Muff

Shorn

Passing On, Holiday

Fire in the Water

Oasis

Desert Bloom

Stake Mission

Kayenta

Moon Phases: Childhood

Mountain Turn-out: Week After My Father’s Funeral

Father Sky/Mother Earth

How She Comes

Fall is the Wrong Analogy

Martyrs

On the Death by Cancer of Someone Too Young

Woodwork

Take These Depositions

Straw

Birthday Dreaming

“Watercress Grows Best in Running Water”

Lily Foot

Templum: A Place Thought of as Holy

After a Late Night, Waiting

Anne Perry

Out of the Night: Childness

Sacrament Hymn

From the Land of Nod

Holy Sonnet for Mother’s Day

History

A Prayer Addressed to Lord of Death

Mormontage

Allelujah

Long Distance

At Fifty-Five

Alder and Maple in Molting

Creations: Mississippi

Multiply and Replenish

Sesquicentennial Pioneer Commemoration Speech

Soft Sculpture

Basic Training

She and He: Alternatives

Lectures on Death at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

On the Fringe — The Singles’ Ward (The Appeal of the Foyer)

Widow’s Weeds

Thistle Field

Straight Up

Miguel

One Method of Hope

Lucifer’s Obit.

Begotten of the Ash

Joseph Loved His Women

To a Cymbidium Orchid

Fashion Show

Ordinary Light

Fact of my Life

We Write What We Want to Know

My Father Comes to Me

To a College Friend Killed by a Drunk Driver

Drama Queen

Night Fires

Women are the Keepers of Secrets

A Name and a Blessing

Luke 7:37

Courting

If the Din of Cities Makes the Moon

Dragging Fanny

Afterward

Above the Estuary

Metaphysics Over Lunch

Caught Gull, Plowing

Companionship

Clay

The First Christmas Eve at Home

Practicing at Sunrise

Natural Symmetry

Night Thunder at the Cabin

Military Funeral in a High Hills Cemetery

Day Music

Wild Things

Plain and Simple

Temple Square — Past and Present

Reclamation

Grandma Comes for Me

Thin Ice

Fertility

Naked

Hop Hornbeam

From Under Ground

Planting Day

Trajectory at the End of Winter

Russell

Jesus Lost

Through a Glass Darkly

Under the Faultline

The Basic Tune of the Sparrow

The Charity of Silence

The By-pass

Salt Lake Citations

Thin Ice

Emma’s Anguish

Joseph to Emma

Winter Dies

Indian Summer

Pah Tempe

Parched

In Riverdale

In a Pueblo Indian Dwelling, Four-Corners

Anhedonia

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Learning to Disappear

Sensing Spirits

An Act of Faith

Maps of Time

Commonplace Nightmares

History of the Church — Part One

Coming Home

Love is a Delicate Chain

Being World

About My Conversion: Directions to a Nonbeliever

Forever Family

Plenty

Spiritualizing the Organic

In the Kitchen on a Saturday Morning

Lament for My Eyes in a Mirror

The Handing

Proud Flesh

The Rose Jar

Out in the Shop: In Memory of Grandpa

Encounter

Balsamic Vinegar

Wedding Vows

Without Question

Eve’s Psalm

Aspiration

Sestina of the Martyrdom

On a Morning After New Snow and a Winter of Healing Inside

The Passing Lane

Miracle of Wood

Christmas Card from Siple Station, Antarctica

Syllabus

Remuneration

Water Will

Trouble in Eternity

Nobody’s Grandpa

The Empty Cistern

Disrobed

I Add Craig to My Prayers

Gardner’s Song

Red’s Tire Barn Titans

Archaeopteryx

Night Light

Childhood Homes

Vicarious

Liahona

Christian Spinning

Listening to the Lord

Breach Birth: Aug. 20, 1891

Utah Territory, 1893

Delineation

What is the Challenge for LDS Scholars and Artists?

Alive in Mormon Poetry

Poetry Matters in Mormon Culture

The Woman of Christlike Love

Almost Pentecostal

A Motherless House

The Middle Path, Colorized

We Were Not Consulted

The Right Place

Night Work Near Escalante

You Owe Me

Antler People v. Womb People

Contralto

The Mothers’ Antlers

Inheritance

Nothing We Needed to Know

Cargoes II

War Bride

The Cedars of Lebanon

Aladdin’s Lamp, March 4, 2003 on the eve of first strike in Iraq

Movement: Out of Doors, Out of Town, In Dangerous Times

Gene, My Eternal Brother

Blind Tears

Heart Mountain

Resurrection

Yahrzeit

The Meadow

Eve’s Offering

Afield

Death to the Death of Poetry!: The Art is Alive and Kicking in Mormon Circles — and in Mainstream American Culture

Nov 1, 2001

Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1999

The Riverbank, Late Winter: Living North

The Fall of My Fiftieth Year

Eighteen Thousand Sundowns

Reading into Dusk

Ambulance Unit

The Banality of Evil

Prayer for a Grandchild

Baptism

El Cordero de Dios

A Spinster Physician Weeps While Speaking Her Sermon on Abstinence: A Sonnet without Rhyme

Triptych-History of the Church

Martin in Me

Confession

Thousand Springs

Sorrow and Song

Women in a Time Warp: Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women, Edited by Sheree Maxwell Bench and Susan Elizabeth Howe

Salad for Two

The Good Shepherd

The Peach

Family Tree

Faith Healing

Churchgoers

The Orchid Grower

Triple A’s

The Elect

Scriptum Est

My Brother’s Bed

My Brother Was Buried Wearing a Red Jacket

Brooklyn: City of Churches

Old Rodeo Man

Carol Took the Call

Everlasting

Bliss

The Holding Room

Guest Room

Sheep Ranch Near Hillspring

On Reading a Blank Page

Jonah in the Belly

Christmas Carol (Post-Christmas: 2005)

Washing Mother

Tonkas

Fruit

Orisons

Mouths

Summer Dam

Upon the Face of the Water

Reflections on Darkness and Light

Where Are the Horses?

Compass

Graduation

poetry on the ‘fridge door

Showshoe Song

Borax

Dining with the Devil: A Long Spoon: Poems by R. A. Christmas

Quantum Gospel: A Mormon Testimony

At the End of the Street Lies the Sky

Sonnet to Japanese Spring

Black Handkerchief

Wedding Flower

After My Brother’s Remission

Some with Shadows

While Planting Hollyhocks

Yorick

The Clearing

I Teach Six-Year-Olds about Jesus in Sunday School

Hunter’s Visitation

Nephews

Patriarchal Blessing

To My Teacher

Moving the Story, with Conviction: On the LDS Church and the Marriage Amendment

Land’s End 1997

The Word

One Tree

Spring Variations on a Theme by Lorenzo Snow

Mechanical Failures

Three-Legged Dog

A Proposal

City of Brotherly Love

Beautiful Black Madonna of Czestochowa

Caught Up

Epithalamium

Fidelity to Objects

Necktie

Grace

The Local Police Report

Jesus Was There

Always with Us

Curious

Change

Man, dust

Multi-level Marketing

Glaucus

One Tree Redux

Pierce the Veil

Salt Lake City Cemetary: Jewish Section

White Rain (forty years since our meeting)

Flying Out

What Rocks Know

Sober Child

Neshutan

A Shaker Sister’s Hymnal

Abba: The Name of God

Etching

On Losing My Cell Phone

Oceanography

Relinquishing

Gentle Dad

Self-Portrait as Burnt Offering

A Perfect World

The Man with One Foot Outside of Hell

Handmaid

Our First Home Has Forgotten Us

Contingency #4: White Out

From Outside the Settlement

Untitled

Sheets

the god of small things

Things Missed

Time Being

In this Version of Autumn

Sisyphus

Ripple Rock

The Leg

Internal Affairs

Blue Glass

Abracadabra

Bum Bam Boom

Flannel Board

Turncoat

Romance

An Apocalypse

Accidental Mystic

Marginalia

Girl Without a Mother to Her Big Brother

Mother Willow

Winterscape: Prairie

Seasonal Ritual

Easter Sermons

Gaius

Dishes

Intermission Wine

Sex Talk Sunday

Listening to My Parents Through the Ventilator Shaft

Blessing My Son

Vitae

Visible from Here

Dark Energy

Four Passes on Mount Horeb

Good Government in the City

Nazarín

San Diego Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints

The Afternoon Hour

Atlanta to Salt Lake

Revelation

After Her Stroke

Finding Place

Runaway

Mass Transit Madonna

Perplexed by the Revelator’s Heaven

Review: Tyler Chadwick, ed. Fire in the Pasture 21st-Century Mormon Poems

Mormon Scholars in the Humanities Conference: Savior, silver, psalms, and sighs, and flash-burn offerings

“Epithalamion” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Fern Hill Revisited

Janie Goodmansen’s Reply

Sixth-Grade Broadway Revue

Inaccuracy

Hobble Creek Almanac

Graphene

A Short Poem about Nearly Everything

In Those Days of My Spirit: A Found Poem

Same-Sex Attraction

Blessed Virgin

This Dock My Home

Fractals

Ghazal

The Feather Pen

Glazier

Offerings

Singing in the Easter Choir beside My Enemy

Puzzled

Emptying Pockets

Beyond (on the Beach)

The Hosanna Shout

Sabbath Baptism

Melancholia

Easter

Trying to Keep Quiet: A Poem Constructed Around Fragments of Leslie Norris’s “Borders”

IRRELEVANT—RELEVANT

For Margene

About Half

evidence of things not seen

Jungle Walks

What Kind of Truth Is Beauty?: A Meditation on Keats, Job, and Scriptural Poetry

Shade

Evenings in October

Not Far Off Trail, Late Summer

Crow Games

Haiku for the Cat

Blood Cries

Oblation

Faith

Let Rocks Their Silence Break

Review: When Good is Better than Great: Susan Elizabeth Howe’s Salt Susan Elizabeth Howe. Salt: Poems

Review: Job: A Useful Reading Michael Austin. Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poems