Come Gather ‘Round the Fire

If you’ll be in or near the Salt Lake area this coming Saturday (February 25) come join me and a baker’s dozen or so of my fellow poets and Fire in the Pasture contributors at Ken Sanders Rare Books for a group reading and book signing.

Here’s how Scott Renshaw stoked the event’s flames in Salt Lake City Weekly‘s moreESSENTIALS section:

Fire in the Pasture Poetry Reading

It’s easy for gentiles to get goofy and smug about the kind of “art” that comes out of the LDS faith.

But visual artists, writers, filmmakers and others have found a depth and richness that gives the lie to easy stereotypes.

This weekend, Ken Sanders Rare Books hosts a group poetry reading and signing for the new collection Fire in the Pasture: 21st Century Mormon Poets. The book collects the work of 82 poets infusing their explorations of history, love and the natural world with an ever-present spirituality.

Editor Tyler Chadwick hosts the event, which features contributors Laura Baxter, Lisa Bickmore, Sarah Duffy, Alex Caldiero and Alan Mitchell, among more than a dozen participants. Come learn the truth contained in the lines by Neil Aitken in the Fire in the Pasture entry “Letter Fifty”: “Someone, I tell you, will remember us/ if only by what remains in these letters.”

So to recap: here’s the nitty-gritty:

What: Fire in the Pasture Poetry Reading
Where: Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 E., Salt Lake City, Utah (801.521.3819)
When: Feb. 25, 7pm
Who’s invited: Everyone

I hope to see you there.