Mary's Pop Quiz

Thanks to the lovely Mary Biddinger for giving me something to write about. I need a taskmaster.

1. When was the last time you wrote a poem?
It was last week, shortly after I wrote my blog post in which I claimed to retire from writing poems.

2. What was its title?
"Joseph Smith and the Golden Plates"

3. What was one image from the poem (if applicable)?
A man wrestling an angel, his hand in his hair as if tugging it or tousling it.

4. Do you currently have a poem percolating in your brain?
Possibly, but I thought it was just anxiety.

5. If you answered "yes" to number four, what is one image from that poem?
I've been debating whether or not I can include poems in the voice of Jesus in my series of poems in the voices of people who experienced multiple forms of compelling reality.


  1. Joseph Smith and the Golden Plates!! Love it.

  2. I kept reading this as Joseph and the Golden Pilates. Please exorcise this image from my head.