Wisdom for Going Deep: A Harvest of Poems that Change your Life

POETRY 

Wisdom for Going Deep: A Harvest of Poems that Change your Life

Led by Prof Mark Burrows

Saturday 6 October

10.30 - 4.00 pm

Cost £30 Concessions £20

Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided

 

 “Maybe there's a land where you have to sing  to explain anything.”   William Stafford

 This day features a deep reading of the "late poems" of key modern poets, writings that often have a depth and urgency not found in their earlier work.  We will linger with a sampling of such poems, savoring their poignant voice and tasting a wisdom that has come the distance. Poets to be explored together include:  W. S. Merwin, Denise Levertov, Stanley Kunitz, and Clive James, among others.

 

Mark is a poet, teacher, and scholar of historical theology. He is also a lover of Rilke, cats, and German pinot noir. A longtime resident of New England, he teaches religion and literature at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Bochum (Germany).  His most recent publications are The Chance of Home (2018), Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart, with Jon M. Sweeney, and translations of Rilke’s Prayers of a Young Poet (2016) and SAID’s 99 Psalms (2013). He is an Oblate of Glastonbury Abbey, in Hingham, MA, and member of Bochumer Literaten, a writers group in Germany. www.msburrows.com

 

October 6th, 2018 10:30 AM   to   4:00 PM
St Mark's Myddelton Square
The Meditatio Centre
London , EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom

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Phone: 020 7278 2070
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Full Price GBP 30.00
Concession (OAP, unwaged, student) GBP 20.00

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