R.S. Thomas was many things – craggy, awkward and Welsh. The extraordinary poetry of this Anglican priest does not justify, comfort or decorate, but struggles to stay in touch with truth.
Edel McClean pays tribute to Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) whose death, according to his fellow poet, Don Paterson, ‘seems to have left a breach in the language itself’.
'You should read "Fredy Neptune" for the drama of Fred's journey, and because he is the kind of saint that the 20th century needed more of and the 21st continues to need', says Nathan Koblintz.
Gemma Simmonds CJ describes how a unique installation on the River Thames in the summer of 2012 was a prime example of the transformative power of poetry.
Author Kristin LeMay's project is a deeply personal one: her Dickinson (or Emily, as she calls her) is a rebel, rogue and spiritual guide.
In letting the poems of Emily Dickinson (who died on 15 May 1886) and Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ speak to us about faith, can we understand how poetry can lead us closer to God?
How many of us dismiss contemporary verse as being incomprehensible or too high-brow? We should think twice before we turn our backs on it, argues Nathan Koblintz, especially if our reason for doing so is that such poetry cannot speak about God. How can a Christian find value in even seemingly atheistic poetry?
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