Monthly Archives: December 2011

2002 Mormon Literature Year In Review

I am continuing to republish my Year in Review posts, which first appeared on AML-list. I wrote this one in January 2003. Please also see my 2000 and 2001 reviews. The 2002 third annual mostly uniformed reviewer’s Mormon literature year … Continue reading

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in verse # 12 : notes upon the staff

When I was quite young, I thought “certain” was a verb.  I was sure of this because I could think of no other reason that a choir of angels would tell a coven of shepherds that there was no well … Continue reading

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On Writing the Mormon Sacred

Our culture is only as deep, or profound, as our art, and it may well be that our art only becomes these things as our artists isolate what is sacred to the human soul and elevate it for our examination. … Continue reading

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In Tents # 11 More About Jesus the Pharisee, But First an Interlude Thinking to Thank the Jews

Title: The New Covenant, Commonly Called The New Testament: Volume I The Gospels and Apocalypse Translator: Willis Barnstone Publisher: New York: Riverhead Books Genre: Scripture Year Published: 2002 Number of Pages: 577 Binding: Hardbound in signatures ISBN10: 1-57322-182-1 Price: Title: … Continue reading

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In Search of the Profound

I live for the moment of epiphany, that rush of synthesis where a sequence of facts connect in a new way to reveal not only how those specific elements are connected, but also a new way to consider other elements and their meanings; frameworks for general understanding. I love the cascade of insights that come from learning to perceive in a way that recasts old knowledge in new detail. Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, Dec. 17 2011

This week we have discussions of some of the greatest Mormon short stories, a new small publisher, a sweet memoir of a non-Mormon in Cedar City, This Bird of Dawning Singeth All Night, and Farley Family Xmas. Time to go … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: Introducing Strange Violin Editions

Guest post by Therese Doucet Strange Violin Editions is the new kid on the block in Mormon(ish) publishing, and since Chris Bigelow was kind enough to invite me to do a guest post for AML’s Publisher’s Corner, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner

Our library is installing new carpet. Because I am the Youth Services Librarian, this mean that I have spent the past several days moving all the children’s and young adult books (actually all the books in the library, but I … Continue reading

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2001 Mormon Literature Year in Review

[I wrote this in January 2002, while on our second stint in Fukuoka, Japan, and still thought just one amped-up boy was more than enough for us. It was published on the AML-list email discussion list, but the archives are no longer … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

Although, here, we read and admire the best work by Mormon writers, there are certain writers who we often cite as models for the work we hope to accomplish as a culture: Shakespeare and Milton. Chaim Potok. C. S. Lewis. … Continue reading

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