The Demands of Poetry: A Review of Collections Published in 2018 by Latter-day Saint Authors
Today’s daily feature is a book review of several books of poetry. To access the full text of the review, follow the link below.
Last year was an extraordinary year of publishing for Latter-day Saint poets; eight individual collections and an anthology all bear 2018 copyright dates. These books fit into the spectrum of contemporary poetry, some more difficult than others. This review essay uses these books to identify various types of contemporary poetry and help readers understand the demands of each type of poetry on the reader. This review also hopes to foster an interest among Latter-day Saints of poetry written by those who address, among many subjects, topics and experiences shared by members of the Church.