Poets and the Prophets

While it may be true, as he said of himself, that no one knew Joseph Smith’s history, poets from the early days of the Restoration have attempted to capture the Prophet through the power of poetic language. This session consists of readings of poets from W. W. Phelps and Eliza R. Snow to modern Mormons who have used imaginative language to capture the Prophet’s personality and his unique place in the Mormon experience.

Robert Christmas, Mary Lythgoe Bradford, Bruce Jorgensen, Clifton Jolley, Paul Swenson, Dennis Clark, and Robert Rees.