Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sometime earlier this year, I got an email from Tyler Chadwick, who asked if he could include several of my poems in Fire in the Pasture: Twenty-first Century Mormon Poets, to which I said, um, yes yes you may. The book is out now, and I just got my contributor's copy this week, and I have to say that it's beautiful. I don't mean that my poems are beautiful, I mean the book itself, as an object, is gorgeous. If you're so inclined to see what's going on in contemporary Mormon poetry (and how could you not be?! ;), I recommend this book.
On a related note, if you're more interested in seeing what Mormon fiction is up to (and again, how could you not be?! I hope it's clear I'm kidding ...mostly), Dispensation: Latter-day Fiction was a great read.
In all seriousness, I can say that Mormon Literature goes well beyond Jack Weyland. There's some really good stuff out there. If you're interested in recommendations, shoot me an email.