Poetry, Protest, and Prayer

Speaker(s): Marilyn McEntyre
Date: June 25 2012
Length: 75 min
Product ID: RGDL4200H

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This lecture offers some reflection on how and why poetry has served and can serve as a peculiarly fitting instrument of protest, and how poetry and protest at their best draw from the rich tradition of common prayer that knits us together as one Body with many voices. We will look at several protest poems and public prayers and consider how, even in solitude, we may participate in speaking out and for those entrusted to our care.

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Marilyn McEntyre is a writer and Professor of Medical Humanities at UC Davis and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. She is author of many books, including What's in a Phrase?: Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause, Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out, and Teaching Literature and Medicine.

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