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Fae Ellsworth lives in Virgin, Utah, in the shadow of Zion National Park in a house she and her late husband, sculptor, Brent Gehring, built with their hands. She was born in Berkeley California into a bookish family. She was an English major at Brigham Young University and at age 50 returned to the ‘Y’ …

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2021 Fall Poetry

phototropism   peat moss swells with water ready for new life seeds are placed, labeled carefully   a lesson from the year of twelve yellow tomato plants left to rest. no light needed   little sprouts begin to appear a wisp of green surrounded by darkness   sprouts grow until they are ready for a …

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Book Review: Finding Mother God by Carol Lynn Pearson

By Elizabeth Cranford Garcia

As a poet and editor, my instinct in reviewing a poetry collection is to evaluate its linguistic originality, its element of surprise, its style. Yet sometimes I find myself stepping back from this judgment seat and losing myself in the content and thought of the poems. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the purpose …

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Poetry Contest First Place Winner

Featured image: “Giraffe” collage by Linda Hoffman Kimball Poetry First Place: Dayna Patterson   A Goddess in the House after Wallace Stevens If there must be a god in the house, must be, Let her hands be floured, her leaven be light, Hips wide from birthing eternity. If she walks Barefoot as moonlight, her robe …

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Poetry Contest Second Place Winner

Featured image by Linda Hoffman Kimball Poetry Second Place: Anne Thomas   Gift after Joy Harjo   To begin, you feel the air alive              On your skin, breathing from space              Bigger than you can see. You shield your eyes from the sun,   …

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Winter Journal Poetry

By Sherilyn Stevenson

The Field Is White By Kelly Burdick   Oh Lord, your field is lacking definition, her edges white and softened under snow, all harshness smoothed and flattened in submission, though still you’re sending flakes. Just so you know, I’m curled inside, my roof collecting cold that’s meant for me. Instead, I’m warm and near a …

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Book Review: An Imperfect Roundness

My daughter made some homemade bath bombs and encouraged me to try them. They were created in a moment of artistic passion- grabbing whatever was at hand, mixing in joyous fervour. Absent of bath-bomb moulds, she used cupcake trays to hold the particles of Epsom salts, baking soda, dried lavender leaves, pink food colouring and …

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Segullah Spring Journal: 2020 Writing and Visual Arts Contest Winners

By Sherilyn Stevenson

Life feels a little quieter lately. Most of us stay home and visit no more than one or two other places. Outside, the roads are less traveled, some store shelves are empty, and only ghosts of crowds gather. Can this unsettling, collective quiet lead to peace? This year, for the first time in the annual …

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Announcing the 2020 Poetry Contest Winners

By Sherilyn Stevenson

FIRST PLACE Winner: Alizabeth Worley The Diving Pool   My husband and I—cerebral palsy tightening his ankles, stacking his back in the water   heated tank we return to every week, swimsuits grabbing our thighs and hips, my belly,   chest, spine; waves vaulting over the gutter, which we cleave to like barnacles (utterly   …

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Clear vision, rose-colored glasses, and hate versus love

By Teresa Bruce

Fluorescent lights don’t impede my vision, but they impact my brain, so I gear up against them: Clear trifocals off, rose-tinted trifocals on. Dark UV sunglasses wrap around peripheral exposure. Sun visor, pulled low over glasses, covers the gap at my eyebrows. I’m vain enough to realize I look ridiculous putting these on to leave …

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