Some Love


Indifference rests quietly alone in the universe while love, hate, and hurt rage tightly together elsewhere across safely defined demarcations. Some Love secretly yearns for rest but plunges deeply into the scramble of human emotions

From his childhood in Sicily as a Catholic altar boy through his latter days as a Mormon “saint,” Caldiero recalls in verse his emerging passion for performance and for the sensual liturgical marriage of physical space—the church or temple proper—with bodily space. This ritualized confluence of architectural structure, human bodies, images, movements, smells, and sounds affects him as much today as it did in the past. It is this memory of the religious ritual that keeps him striving for a poetic creation and richness that achieves a depth of symbolic meaning.


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The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History
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Lost Apostles

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June 26th, 2015

Mormon News, June 22–26

In a 5–4 decision on Friday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states may no longer ban same sex marriage, a ruling that makes marriage equality the law of the land. In a statement issued shortly after the announcement, the LDS church said that the decision “does not alter the Lord’s doctrine on marriage,” which the church defines as “a union between a man and a woman.” Time will tell if same-sex marriage will continue to be a major topic at general conferences or if the rhetoric in church meetings will further divide Mormons on either side of the issue. Same sex marriage first became legal in Utah in late December 2013, although they were...


June 19th, 2015

Mormon News, June 15–19

At a fireside in Boise, Idaho, an apostle and church historian defended the literalness of the gold plates—but a new publication from Deseret Book confirms that "the gold plates were apparently never consulted" during the Book of Mormon's dictation. Meanwhile, there is finally going to be a history of the church from the perspective of women, if a successful Kickstarter campaign is any indication. And it's summer, so a young man's fancy (at least at Signature Books) lightly turns to thoughts of Camp Edit, sponsored by the Association for Documentary Editing. And if one gets a tattoo in Provo, it might be of the temple or favorite church leader. That's this week's news.