Clinton F. Larson
"A Romaunt of the Rose: A Tapestry of Poems"
The judges stated, "In this remarkable sequence of outstanding poems,
Larson displays poetic versatility and power in portraying deeply
Christian faith in a variety of styles. Throughout this tapestry,
Larson carefully weaves the Rose of Christ in styles ranging from
Dante and Spenser to Herrick and Milton; he captures their styles
brilliantly, yet adds his own touches, shaped by profound faith in the
Word and the Word made flesh. These ten poems, brilliantly conceived
and executed, are but the more recent publications in Larson's
ever-growing corpus of fine poems which assure his position as the
premier Mormon poet."