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October 2017

The Poet as Prophet: William Blake

Fri 20 October 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The prophetic voice has been heard through poetry for millennia – from ancient Greek oracles to the prophetic books of the Hebrew scriptures and beyond. The prophet does not only predict the future, but also speaks truth into the present day from the perspective of the outsider. The Romantic poet, artist and mystic William Blake (1757-1827) is one such prophetic figure. Blake delivered his message through a combination of words and images, poetry and visual art. This day will outline the… Read more

May 2018

The Poet as Priest: David Jones

Fri 11 May 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Have you ever considered how a poet can also have a priestly function? If the priest is someone who mediates between human beings and the divine or spiritual realm, then this could be said of the poet as much as of the minister of religion. The notion of the poet as shaman, as a mediator between the human world and the spirit world, is a very ancient and ubiquitous one. Although officially these roles have been separated in the Christian… Read more

September 2018

Poetry and Peace Building

Fri 21 September 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Approaching the centenary of the end of the first world war, this day will explore the pastoral role of poetry after trauma, and the power of words to heal the soul. In the wake of war the ‘pastoral’ language of a green and pleasant land no longer spoke to many people. What Rebecca Chopp has called the ‘poetics of testimony’ often takes a more fragmentary and challenging form, serving a pastoral role by giving voice to inexpressible experience. Contact Alison… Read more
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