Monthly Archives: May 2013

In Tents #29 Some Tools for Studying Scripture

At the After the AML Meeting gathering at Charlotte England’s house last year, Darlene Young asked me one of her simple questions that calls forth serious thought. (Good probing questions are one of Darlene’s talents.) “What’s your favorite translation of … Continue reading

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Reminder: Mormon Writing Class/Retreat Application Deadline

A quick reminder: applications for the Everyday Mormon Writer retreat/writing class, to be held June 27-29 near Heber, Utah, are due by late o’clock tomorrow night (31 May). An agenda and application instructions are available on A Motley Vision. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Mormons and American Literature Anthologies: An Exercise in Optimism

In the last forty years, the American literary canon has changed dramatically. If you go back to Norton American literature anthologies from the late 1960s and early 1970s, you’ll notice that most of the writers are white men, a dozen … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, May 25, 2013

The Mormon Lit Blitz is going on this week. The New York Times produced an in-depth article on the BYU Animation program, its success in placing graduates with Hollywood studios, and the issues of how Mormon values play in the … Continue reading

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in verse # 29 : of the devil’s party

William Blake was Milton’s son.  But it was no easy birth.  In his fine article on Milton’s prosody, John Creaser describes how Milton was able to work so well within the conventions of blank verse.  Creaser begins by summarizing the … Continue reading

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Justifying the Cut: The Plays of Saints on Stage

With the publication of Saints on Stage: An Anthology of Mormon Drama, I’ve been thinking a lot about Mormon drama and how it currently stands as it own niche genre. The whole reason I pitched the idea of the anthology … Continue reading

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