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The Demands of Poetry: A Review of Collections Published in 2018 by Latter-day Saint Authors

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Phoenix Song
Phoenix Song
Author James Goldberg
American Fork, Utah: Beant Kaur Books, 2018
To the Mormon Newlyweds Who Thought the Belly-Button Was Somehow Involved
To the Mormon Newlyweds Who Thought the Belly-Button Was Somehow Involved
Author Deja Earley
Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2018
Of Omens That Flitter
Of Omens That Flitter
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Boston: Big Table Publishing, 2018
Waiting for Morning
Waiting for Morning
Author Robert A. Rees
Provo, Utah: Zarahemla Books, 2018
What the Body Knows
Author Lance Larsen Illustrator Jacqui Larsen
Tampa: University of Tampa Press, 2018
Lawless Women
Lawless Women
Author Heather Harris Bergevin
Salt Lake City: Common Consent Press, 2018
The God Mask
The God Mask
Author Javen Tanner
American Fork, Utah: Kelsay Books, 2018
The Lapidary's Nosegay
The Lapidary's Nosegay
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Ft. Collins, Colorado: The Center for Literary Publishing, 2018
Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry
Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry
Author Tyler Chadwick Editor Dayna Patterson Editor Martin Pulido
El Cerrito, California: Peculiar Pages, 2018

The Demands of Poetry: A Review of Collections Published in 2018 by Latter-day Saint Authors

Reviewer Susan Elizabeth Howe Reviewer Casualene Meyer

Last year was an extraordinary year of publishing for Latter-day Saint poets; eight individual collections and an anthology all bear 2018 copyright dates. These books fit into the spectrum of contemporary poetry, some more difficult than others. This review essay uses these books to identify various types of contemporary poetry and help readers understand the demands of each type of poetry on the reader. This review also hopes to foster an interest among Latter-day Saints of poetry written by those who address, among many subjects, topics and experiences shared by members of the Church.

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