Emma Lou Thayne
Thayne graduated from the University of Utah in 1945. She would later return there to coach tennis and teach English. In the late 1960s, she completed a master's degree at the University of Utah. She was on the faculty over 30 years. In 1949, she married Mel Thayne; they became the parents of five daughters.
Although Thayne worked primarily as a poet, she also wrote novels. Her first novel was Never Past the Gate. She was also a contributor to such magazines as Network, a woman's magazine based in Salt Lake City, Exponent II and Utah Holiday. At age 90, she died in Salt Lake City on December 6, 2014.
- Spaces in the Sage (1971) — poetry collection
- On Slim Unaccountable Bones: Poems (1974) — novel
- Never Past the Gate (1975) — novel
- With Love, Mother (1975) — poetry collection
- A Woman's Place (1977) — novel
- Until Another Day for Butterflies (1978) — poetry collection
- Once In Israel (1980) — poetry collection
- How Much for the Earth? A Suite of Poems: About Time for Considering (1983) — poetry collection
- "Where Can I Turn For Peace?" (1985) hymn
- Things Happen: Poems of Survival (1991) — poetry collection
- Clarice Short: Earthy Academic (1994) — biography/memoir
- All God's Critters Got A Place in the Choir (1995) — personal essay collection with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
- "The Place of Knowing" (2011) — personal memoir/autobiography
- 75 Significant Mormon Poets by Sarah Jenkins and Gideon Burton, BYU Literature & Creative Arts
- "Poet Emma Lou Thayne handles success with grace and adversity with calm determination" by Nettie Pendley, A Woman of Gentle Strength. Continuum Magazine, Vol. 12. No. 3, Winter 2002
- Jacobsen, Morgan (December 7, 2014). "Noted LDS poet, author Emma Lou Thayne dies at 90". Deseret News. Archived from the original on 2014-12-07.
- Stack, Peggy Fletcher (December 6, 2014). "Emma Lou Thayne, renowned Mormon poet, dies at 90". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on 2014-12-07.
- Lampropoulos, Cynthia (2000) . "Emma Lou Warner Thayne". In Whitley, Colleen. Worth Their Salt Too: More Notable but not Often Noted Women of Utah. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press. ISBN 0874212871. LCCN 00008454. OCLC 43615212.
- Stack, Peggy Fletcher (12 December 2014). "Mormon poet Emma Lou Thayne remembered as ‘hugger of life’". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
- Collins, Lois M. (January 15, 2011). "Alive again — Emma Lou Thayne finds hope, recovery and a vibrant life". Deseret News. Archived from the original on 2014-12-07.
- Cannon, Ann (May 7, 2011). "From near-death to 'spiritual mentor'". The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on 2014-12-07.
- "Literary notes: Questioning Minds lecture, 'Tiger Saga' author at King's English". The Salt Lake Tribune. December 9, 2011. Archived from the original on 2014-12-07. — Describes Thayne winning the 2011 Utah Governor's Mansion Artist Award
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