Read Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets by Tyler Chadwick Neil Aitken Matthew James Babcock S.P. Bailey Laura Nielson Baxter Mark D. Bennion James Best Lisa Bickmore Online

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...the bounty of this] anthology reminded me of Christ's generosity in feeding the five thousand. Christ took real substances-a little bread, two small fish-and he created from them...food that nourished the people and made it possible for them to return to their lives both physically and spiritually renewed. Poets take matter (language, emotion, thought, experience) and m...the bounty of this] anthology reminded me of Christ's generosity in feeding the five thousand. Christ took real substances-a little bread, two small fish-and he created from them...food that nourished the people and made it possible for them to return to their lives both physically and spiritually renewed. Poets take matter (language, emotion, thought, experience) and make of that matter a new creation, a work of art that did not exist before the poet organized it, a work that has the potential (each poet hopes) to nourish-to make readers see what they did not see before, to offer insight, to create empathy, to provoke thought, or to express beauty, soundness, depth. To offer abundance in place of scarcity. -from the forward by Susan Elizabeth Howe...

Title : Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets
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ISBN : 9780981769660
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 546 Pages
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Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets Reviews

  • Dayna
    2019-05-31 14:42

    I got this book for Christmas last year and eagerly dove into it. I've read a few poems a day since then, savoring each one. Normally, I am quite intimidated by large anthologies of poetry, preferring instead the slim individual collections I can read in under a week. But I knew this anthology would be worth the sustained effort, and it was. SO many excellent poets, so many different ideas and images. Reading this book was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I think I have dogeared more pages than I haven't. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in contemporary poetry.

  • Laura Craner
    2019-06-23 13:50

    Okay, so this is a little bit misleading because I haven't read the entire tome of poems yet. I'm a cherry picker when it comes to poetry--rifling through the pages reading what catches my eye or jives with my current mood. (Reading a poetry book straight through, cover to cover just seems wrong. Like nails-on-a-chalkboard wrong.) But I own this one and I love it! Chadwick did an amazing job editing this work. There is such a breadth of work and so many poets to explore, this is one I'll keep returning to. This book is well worth the money--I promise it's bigger than you think it will be!

  • Terresa
    2019-06-13 19:41

    A fine anthology in the tradition of Eugene England's "Harvest." Twenty years later, Tyler has taken the torch and done extremely well, seeking LDS poets far and wide for this collection from Timothy Liu, Lance Larsen, Susan Howe, to blog-poets and others (myself included).

  • Natasha
    2019-05-27 21:44

    I have five poems in this book! Some poems in here made me cry. An excellent collection— some brilliant poets and award-winning writers.

  • Sandra
    2019-05-27 17:36

    Really some stunning jewels in this poetry collection. It made me excited to read and write more often.

  • Linda Hart
    2019-06-08 16:42

    A collection of some of the best current LDS poets, including "True Love," by Joe Plicka.

  • Kristen
    2019-06-17 16:29

  • Neil Aitken
    2019-05-27 16:26

  • Elizabeth Pinborough
    2019-06-08 19:50

  • Danny Nelson
    2019-06-11 15:23

  • Sarah
    2019-06-18 14:31