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By Irreantum Press Release

Humor Theme of New Issue of Irreantum

PROVO, UTAH -- With a special emphasis on Mormon humor, the spring 2001 issue of IRREANTUM, the literary quarterly published by the Association for Mormon Letters (AML), is now available. Information on IRREANTUM and the AML follows the complete table of contents for the spring 2001 issue.

Spring 2001 Contents

EDITORIAL: "He That Sitteth in the Heavens Shall Laugh": The New Mormon Humor, Edgar C. Snow Jr.
News of the Association for Mormon Letters
INTERVIEW: Robert Kirby

  • Surprise, Surprise! Reflections on the Oxymoronic Question of Mormon Humor, Elouise Bell
  • MIA: Missing in Action, Ann Edwards Cannon

  • The Chastening, Helynne Hollstein Hansen
  • Checkmating Elder Kirkland, Matt Crosby
  • May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You, Donald R. Marshall
  • For the Strength of the Hills (Part Two), Lee Allred

  • Missionary's Lament, Richard Johnson
  • Untitled, Tony A. Markham
  • Don't Say It, Beth Hatch
  • A Father's Love, Paul W. Sexton
  • Resurrected Spring, Linda P. Adams
  • Wrong Way, Katie Parker
  • An Argument, Katie Parker
  • Educated Woman, Laraine Wilkins
  • Mimesis Upended: A Reluctant Nod to Mr. Wilde, Sharlee Mullins Glenn
  • Raison D'Etre, Sharlee Mullins Glenn
  • Love's Lungs, Gideon Burton
  • Nacho Hell, Gideon Burton
  • Around Here All the Poets Have Already Left, Dennis Marden Clark

  • When Are We Taking Ourselves Too Seriously? Patricia T. Coleman
    A review of Elouise Bell's Only When I Laugh
  • Freshly Peeled Air, Katie Parker
    A review of Anne Bradshaw's Terracotta Summer
  • Whose Best-Loved Line Is It Anyway? Edgar C. Snow Jr.
    A review of The Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People
  • Falling Toward Heaven, Christopher K. Bigelow
    A review of John Bennion's Falling Toward Heaven
  • Sung with Vim, Vigor, and a Delicate Tongue, Harlow S. Clark
    A review of Edgar Snow's Of Curious Workmanship, Peggy Fletcher Stack and Kathleen Peterson's A World of Faith, and Robert Kirby's Provo Daily Herald article "Dressing Like a Mormon Guy for Only $39.93"

Selected Recent Releases
Mormon Literary Scene
AML-List Highlights

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