In the mid-nineteenth century, in the growing city of Nauvoo, Illinois, poets found ample opportunity for publication in Latter-day Saint periodicals such as the Times and Seasons, the Wasp, and the Nauvoo Neighbor. Others penned poetry in personal correspondence and diaries. Psalms of Nauvoo is a narrative collection of these poems. The volume opens with the Mormon exodus from Missouri and ends with the Saints' farewell to Nauvoo as they faced an uncertain future in the American West. This compilation offers a glimpse into the life circumstances and espoused doctrines of these early Latter-Day Saints.