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Bomb Sheltered

One recurring dream was of a bomb shelter In the middle of the kitchen floor Opening up to take us in When the nuclear searing began. The nightmares ended when the Wall did, So we went to thinking Peace reigned. We are fools. It cannot yet prevail, The Zion we desire until another Fire clears …

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An Interview with Louise and Tom Plummer

By Shelah Miner

From the Archives (January 11, 2011): SEVERAL MONTHS AGO I emailed Louise Plummer to see if I could interview her and her husband, Tom, for our “Inside and Outside Marriage” issue. “Sure,” she responded, “but I’ll tell you right now, I’m not sure how much truth you’ll get out of us.” I was intrigued because …

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Showing Up and our Messy Voices

By Jennie LaFortune

I stand in my mom’s kitchen and squeeze the jar of honey, waiting for it to drip out of the bear in skinny messy lines, coating the yogurt. It’s the end of July and it’s sweet and golden with an occasional pulse of heaviness. My mom just asked a question with love in a clumsy …

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A Tribute to Anam Cara

By Rachel Rueckert

I’m not someone who is inclined to easy belief or who puts much stock into superstitions. But ask me about Anam Cara, and I can preach for hours about the magic of Ireland. I know because of what it did for my writing. Artists and writers, from my experience, are too often people who put …

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Announcing the 2020 Contest: “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.”

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

For 2020, in honor of the anniversary of The Women’s Suffrage Movement, we partner with Mormon Women for Ethical Government and extend an invitation to all interested Latter-day Saint women (18+) and/or members of Mormon Women for Ethical Government prose writers, poets, and visual artists to create entries on this year’s theme based on a …

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Talking “Why” & Sitting in Paradoxes: An Interview with Speaker & Author, Ganel-Lyn Condie

By Sherilyn Stevenson

At Segullah, we pride ourselves on highlighting women relevant to Mormon letters. This quarter’s featured woman, Ganel-Lyn Condie, writes in a genre rarely featured in literary magazines, and yet, her work adds to the discourse in the Church today. As a best-selling, self-help writer and public speaker of “real” topics, Ganel-Lyn impacts discussion surrounding contemporary …

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The Story of My Life

By Megan Wilcox Goates

Musing on the topic of “Why I Write” feels a little indulgent, as not everyone writes or even necessarily cares why I write. Hear me out. I, obviously, love writers and reading about their processes. I AM a writer. I teach writing. I read books (particularly memoirs) LIKE IT’S MY JOB. But waxing prosaic about …

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Why I’m Here: I Write

By Jessie Christensen

Earlier this month, construction workers in northern Italy unearthed a jar filled with gold Roman coins that had been buried in the ground for more than two thousand years. I’ve always been fascinated by hoards–treasures that lie in the earth just waiting for the day when an unsuspecting person stumbles across them. Imagine being a humble construction worker or farmer, digging through dirt and muck like you do every day, only to stumble upon a glittering relic from the past. I sometimes also wonder about the person who amassed and buried the treasure; did they know they would never return and that their riches would lie forgotten for millenia?

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The New Team of Co-Editors-in-Chief: Linda Hoffman Kimball and Sherilyn Olsen Interview Each Other

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

        Linda Hoffman Kimball: Congratulations, Sherilyn, on your new assignment as Co-Editor-in-Chief for Segullah! We are indebted to the talents and vision of the previous Co-Editor-in-Chief Sandra Jergensen who now has time to focus on her many other creative pursuits, including her own business https://thekitchennatural.com/. We wish her tremendous success and a …

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Writing & Speaking What We Know

By Megan Wilcox Goates

I’m simultaneously reading from both the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon, currently, and I’ve begun to pull a common thread from these different works of scripture. Both books are replete with God (or Jesus) instructing their disciples, following a powerful spiritual experience, to go and write down what has happened. “Write the things …

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