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Malcolm Guite

Join us for an intimate evening of conversation with poet and theologian Malcolm Guite. The author of 15 books, including 10 collections of poetry, Malcolm regularly travels and speaks throughout the UK and North America; his poetry is regarded as a resource for prayer and meditation; his rendering of sonnets is regarded as fine art.

 

Among Malcolm’s books you will find Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination, as well as several collections of poems, including Parable and Paradox: Sonnets on the Sayings of Jesus and Other Poems; Waiting on the Word: A Poem a Day for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany; The Word in the Wilderness: A Poem a Day for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, and Sounding the Seasons.

 

During our evening at Dottie’s Ranch, we might hear something like this poem from Parable and Paradox (Canterbury Press, 2016), titled He who has ears to hear, let him hear

 

How hard to hear the things I think I know,

To peel aside the thin familiar film

That wraps and seals your secret just below:

An undiscovered good, a hidden realm,

A kingdom of reversal, where the poor

Are rich in blessing and the tragic rich

Still struggle, trapped in trappings at the door

They never opened, Life just out of reach…

 

Open the door for me and take me there.

Love, take my hand and lead me like the blind,

Unbandage me, unwrap me from my fear,

Open my eyes, my heart, my soul, my mind.

I struggle with these grave clothes, this dark earth,

But you are calling ‘Lazarus come forth!’

About the Speaker

Malcolm Guite earned his PhD in English Literature at Durham University and is an ordained priest in the Church of England. He served as chaplain for 20 years at Girton College, Cambridge and remains Supernumerary Fellow. In addition to lecturing widely on theology and literature in North America and Great Britain, he has served in visiting capacities at Duke University Divinity School and Regent College. Bridging theology and the arts, he has published numerous books of poetry, theology, and literary criticism. Also a singer and guitarist, Guite performs as a member of the Mystery Train Blues Band, which specializes in “good-time, roots, Blues, and R’n’B-based music.”

Learn more about Malcolm Guite and his writing on his blog, malcolmguite.wordpress.com

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Date:
May 18
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
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Dottie’s Ranch
4136 Rutland Dunn Town Line Road
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
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