Thursday, November 17, 2011
Presenting . . .
I'm so impressed with this new anthology. Tyler Chadwick, a poet himself and a guy who has been active in the Mormon Letters community, edited it, and it was a (huge) labor of love. And it truly is love. We all know that nobody makes money when it comes to poetry. I'm so impressed that Tyler and his buddies saw a need for an updated anthology and they jumped in, putting their own money and time on the line for this. It's huge, and amazing, and I'm sure it will be used as a textbook for classes in the future (besides being a fantastic addition to any personal library--right?).
Anyway, you can order it here. Do so, if you care about poetry and Mormon lit.
A few of my own poems appear in it, right at the end. I re-read them today and liked them a little less than in the past--I think I could do better now. (Especially that "Patriarchal Blessing" is a wee bit sentimental . . . ) But I always experience that when I read my older things. I imagine other poets do, too.
I hope you pick this up, and then you can let me know what you think.