Tyler Chadwick is a doctoral candidate in English and the Teaching of English at Idaho State University. His poems have been published in Dialogue, Metaphor, Irreantum, Salome, Black Rock & Sage, Wilderness Interface Zone, Victorian Violet Press Poetry Journal, Psaltery & Lyre, BYU Studies, and Likewise Folio. He received the 2009 Ford Swetnam Poetry Prize and the 2011 Association for Mormon Letters Award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He also edited Fire in the Pasture: Twenty-first Century Mormon Poets and his multi-genre book, Field Notes on Language and Kinship, from which these sonnets are taken, was published in 2013 by Mormon Artists Group. He blogs at FireinthePasture.org, MotleyVision.org, and chasingthelongwhitecloud.blogspot.com.
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