Speaker: R. A. Christmas

The First Vision in Poetry

Two hundred years ago Joseph Smith walked into the woods near his family farm and experienced the founding vision of the Restoration. While theologians and scholars have debated the veracity and contours of Joseph’s theophany, painters and poets have attempted to capture its essence in pigment and verse. This session presents examples of both visual …

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READINGS FROM AND DISCUSSION OF FIRE IN THE PASTURE

The publication of Fire in the Pasture, an anthology of poetry by LDS poets, calls for a celebration, a reading, and a discussion of where Mormon poetics may be headed in the twenty-first century. We’ll hear from poets featured in the anthology and consider its significance in LDS literary history. R. A. Christmas, Tyler Chadwick, …

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