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The Aims of Inscape
We are privileged to be students of a school that is guided by the principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church is, inevitably, a key component of everything we study and a key component of who we are as a people and as individuals. It would be almost impossible for our beliefs and values and worldview not to enter in to our studies and our writing. And I believe that it is better that way, that we are better students and scholars and writers because our faith is inseparable from our work.

It is true that our faith sets us apart from the world but we are not meant to exclude ourselves from them. It is our mission and purpose to share the light of Christ with all. We should not withhold our knowledge or talents from any that are seeking truth. It is because of this mission that we need to write so that we may touch all who come upon our work, not just members of The Church. Our writing, while perhaps not explicitly different in terms of subject matter or theology, will seem different to the readers of the world because of our unique perspective on life.

That is our goal at Inscape—to write and edit and cultivate literature that will celebrate the divine gift of language, literature that will reach beyond the English Department, beyond BYU, beyond Utah, beyond the borders of our nation, and beyond the membership of our Church, to show the world not only what we are capable of, but also what God is capable of.

Inscape Editor

One Evening by Kevin Hawkins
Finding Daphne by Sam Thayn
Across the Universe by Mindy Lukens

What We Knew by Sean Johnson
Janae by Hollis Hunt
The Flowerman by James Phillips
First Time I Know Summer by Ashley Mae Christensen
After the Party by Michael Lavers
In the Middle of Breakfast by Michael Lavers
On Reading War and Peace by Michael Lavers
I Promised the Clouds a Wedding by Johnna Thompson
Fara’s Baptism by Mary Hedengren
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Degrees of Cold by Holly Baker
What I Know About Love by Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas
My Inheritance by Jackie Donkin

Independent by Chris Purdie
Texture by Chris Purdie
Evidence of Accidents by Chris Purdie
Untitled by Chris Purdie
Pendent Black by Chris Purdie
Future Vision by Chris Purdie
Somnolence by Maria Mercer
Untitled by Ashley mae Christensen
Untitled by Ashley mae Christensen
Untitled by Ashley mae Christensen
My Neighborhood IV by Ashley mae Christensen
My Neighborhood II by Ashley mae Christensen
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. by Lia Farnsworth
Close Corn by Skoticus
Feet in the Garden by Skoticus

Douglas Thayer’s Hooligan reviewed by Bart Johan Mensinger
Lance Larsen’s In All Their Animal Brilliance reviewed by Chris Straubhaar
Brady Udall’s The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint reviewed by Janay E. Garrett