Monthly Archives: August 2014

in verse #44 : The Poet Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith was imprisoned in the jail at Liberty, Missouri — across the Missouri River from the equally ironically-named Independence — from 1 December 1838 through 6 April 1839, along with five others: Caleb Baldwin, Alexander McRae, Sidney Rigdon, Hyrum … Continue reading

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Nelda Booras

. Nelda Booras passed away August 13, 2014 in Oakland, California, at 96 years old. If you, like me, did not know until Karen Rosenbaum told you that she “was an accomplished and galleried artist,” now you do. Sister Booras does not seem … Continue reading

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In Tents #44 He is Risen and Other Texts That Don’t Behave as Textual Critics Think They Do Part V

We could never know the source–not us– Of those noises all, your third-grade teacher said, That she had never heard before–and some She’d never imagined possible. –Marden J. Clark, “Some Couth” Dennis was long out of third grade by the … Continue reading

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This Month in Mormon Literature, August 2014

The Void, Ryan Little’s third Saints and Soldiers movie, opens in Utah theaters to strong reviews. BYU professor Craig Harline’s missionary memoir has been published by Eerdmans Publishing, a respected publisher of Christian and religious books, and has gotten positive … Continue reading

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The Business Side of Writing: To Your Good Health

It’s been a rough news week, and I think the story that took it from frustrating to downright depressing was the death of Robin Williams by his own hand. Now the 24 news cycle is devoted to him, and I think … Continue reading

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YA Corner: Great Teachers, Great Words

In rural Lemhi County, fifth and sixth graders were taught together in the same classroom by the same teacher, Mr. Harris. In 1973, there might have been around twenty-five total fifth and sixth graders. The grades were segregated to two … Continue reading

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