Sunday School Psychotherapy Mormon Poets On Vulnerability And Madness Healing And Hope

Brigham Young once called Joseph Smith a poetÑand poets, Brigham continued, “are not like other [people]; their gaze is deeper, and reaches the roots of the soul” Such vision, he said, is akin to having “the searching eyes of angels” with which poets can “catch the swift thought of God and reveal it to us, even at the risk of forgetting their underclothes and their suspenders.” A poet sees differently than others see; and to see differently is to risk mental, emotional, social, and spiritual instability. Come and hear original poems by six Mormons that meditate on these themes.

Tyler Chadwick, Jessica Dixon, Marianne Hales Harding, Robert A. Rees, Bonnie Shiffler, Alex Caldiero