Monthly Archives: January 2012

El Polígamo Solitario Comes to Town

Guest post by Ángel Chaparro Sáinz I have this friend who works in the security staff of a Spanish professional soccer team. One of the midfielders got some invitations for an exhibition that he didn’t want to visit. So this … Continue reading

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in verse # 13 : free verse, and bound

The observant amongst you will have had cause to wonder at Rolfe Humphries’ use of the term “free meters,” in the subtitle of his Green armor on green ground : poems in the twenty-four official Welsh meters, and some, in … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, January 25, 2012

Tons of new books, including a new Shadows/Bean book by Orson Scott Card and a much-hyped debut YA paranormal. The Utah Arts Council Original Writing competition winners were announced, and the LDS Film Festival begins today.  Sorry to be a … Continue reading

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In Tents #12 More about Jesus the Pharisee, with a Further Meditation on the Nature of Perfection

In Luke 13, which opens with the first and ominous mention of Pilate, “There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilæans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices,” a group of Pharisees come to … Continue reading

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Blurring the Lines: New Horizons in Multimedia Theatre

In my MFA program at Arizona State University, there’s been an increasing trend towards digitizing theatre. Production after production that I’ve seen there, they have some sort of technology or film related component. And it’s not just Arizona. All across … Continue reading

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Mormon Lit Blitz Contest Semi-Finalists

Contest update: we’ve narrowed the 200+ submissions for the Mormon Lit Blitz Contest  down to a list of 32 semi-finalists, the titles of which we will be releasing in stages between now and Wednesday. See the Mormon Artist blog for … Continue reading

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2011 Mormon Literature Year in Review: Pt. 1, Nationally-Published Fiction

This is the first in a series of posts I will do reviewing Mormon-authored literature published in 2011. Posts on Mormon-market fiction, theater, and film will follow. The trend of Mormon authors writing for the national juvenile market continued to … Continue reading

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Star Kvetch: The Next Generation; A Musing on Community over Time

Healthy communities are in a constant state of evolution, self-definition, and fundamental transition. This interaction of old and new ideas is critical to retaining meaning and relevance, at the same time that such evolution can be painful for those invested in their current incarnations. Continue reading

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Writing about the ancestors I share with Mitt Romney

Before I get into the post proper, let me make one last plug for submitting to the Mormon Lit Blitz. With three days to go before the deadline, we’ve already received over a hundred submissions. I recently went and randomly … Continue reading

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Publishers Corner: The Disruptive Technology of e-Publishing

Guest post by Chris Schoebinger, Product Director/Creative Director at Deseret Book For Christmas my wife and I decided to get my 68-year-old mother an e-Reader. However, we were unsure about her reaction. She’s a voracious reader, but she’s never read … Continue reading

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