Ten Poetry Classics

Speaker(s): Malcolm Guite
Date: Summer 2020
Length: 12h 4m
Product ID: RGDL5019S

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This course will introduce ten great poetry classics, spanning over a thousand years, from one of the first Christian poems in English to the last and greatest of Eliot’s Four Quartets. The course will help you understand these poems in the original context in which they were written but more importantly we will explore together what they have come to mean over the centuries and what they can mean for us now. In particular we will look at the ways in which these poems can make available to us new ways of thinking about and imagining the world that may help us navigate the challenging times we live in and engage in fresh ways with the issues of our day, issues of justice and equality, of environmental crisis, and opportunity. The underlying principle of this course is that the poetic imagination is one of the means we have of encountering truth and that truth will set us free.

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Malcolm Guite is the Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge. He teaches for the Divinity Faculty in Cambridge and lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature. His publications include What do Christians Believe? (Granta 2006); Faith, Hope and Poetry (Ashgate 2010, paperback 2012); Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year (Canterbury 2012); The Singing Bowl: Collected Poems (Canterbury 2013); Waiting on the Word (Canterbury 2015); and Parable and Paradox (Canterbury 2016).

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