SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
poetry
December 03, 2021
Collected Poems Rowan Williams Carcanet, £15.99, 249 pages ________ The poetry of Rowan Williams is full of moments when the known world becomes translucent and lets in an unfamiliar light. Sometimes, this happens when watching someone – a child, perhaps – fall asleep. …sleepy yourself, impatient and resigned   at once, and out of nowhere
October 11, 2021
Weathering the storm with the subtle theology in the poetry of George Mackay Brown
October 07, 2021
You might think poets make natural martyrs. Passionate, idealistic, enraptured by visions of artistic immortality; throughout history, barricades and prisons have been crammed full of poetic talent. But the best poets are, by necessity, listeners and observers, detached from the action where martyrs are found. When they strive for heroic death, more often than not
May 24, 2021
That many aspects of God’s nature and plans remain mysterious, at least during our earthly lives, has been a longstanding theme of Christian writing.
December 07, 2020
Seamus Heaney drifted from the Church, but his poetry offers a link to the past
June 30, 2017
Poetry can open our eyes to the glory of the divine presence in creation, says Joseph Pearce
May 11, 2017
David Jones' In Parenthesis is "one of the greatest aesthetic and existential achievements of 20th century literature" says Thomas Dilworth
April 28, 2017
The great Romantic writer believed that poems should be consonant with Scripture and Christian tradition
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