Poetry at St. Stephen's
Following in a tradition of bringing outstanding poets to St. Stephen’s Church, including Mary Oliver, Temple Cone and Kevin Powers, we are delighted to offer a series for 2016-17.
Each month, a visiting poet will read from her or his work, take questions, and sign copies of their books. Refreshments will be served. These monthly poetry readings are open to the public and most are free of charge (the March reading has a suggested donation of $25). The readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Small Fellowship Hall. The schedule and information about each of our guest poets is available here.
Books by these and other poets are available in the Bookshop @ St. Stephen's.
(Read about the series presented by Allison Seay, associate for religion and the arts, last fall, "We Become What we Behold.")
St. Stephen's offers a weekly resource--available free of charge via email--prepared by Allison. Each week she shares a poem she has selected for its potential to help us access truths and insights that are always with us but that might lie dormant in the unconscious. As the Bible opens the eyes and ears of the heart, poetry can wake us to a fuller experience of our lives. God speaks to us in many ways--including through poetry. Allison's reflections on the selected poems are designed to be used by individuals or groups. You may sign up for this resource here. We will not give your email address to anyone else, and you may unsubscribe any time. The current week's guide is always available on our Web site.
Allison Seay, Associate for Religion and the Arts
email // 804.288.2867