Archives For Malcolm Guite

 

Sunday (May 15) marks the anniversary of the death of novelist Charles Williams.

If you are not familiar with Williams, you should definitely check out the following videos that explain why his work is important…
 

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C.S. Lewis on Charles Williams

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L'incrédulité_de_Saint_Thomas

Today is the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle…

In honor of the occasion, we offer this poem by one of our favorite living poets:

St. Thomas the Apostle
Malcolm Guite

Found in the collection:  Sounding the Seasons: 70 Sonnets for the Christian Year
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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The Singing Bowl: Poems
By Malcolm Guite

(Sorry, apparently only the Kindle edition is available in the US)

Listen to an interview with Malcolm about the book

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Generating an Image

A Feature Review of

Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets For the Christian Year
Malcolm Guite

Paperback: Canterbury, 2012
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Reviewed by Philip Zoutendam

 

We are “tangled in time” says the first line in Sounding the Seasons. The remainder of the book, a sonnet sequence for the Christian year, is Malcolm Guite’s way of untangling us, untangling us by plunging into time. As Guite “sounds the seasons” aurally with the music of each poem, he also sounds—that is, fathoms—their meaning. His reader is immersed in a particular moment in time, but because that moment is isolated, meditated on, it is elevated out of time.

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“Caring About Truth

A review of
Faith, Hope And Poetry:
Theology and The Poetic Imagination.

By Malcolm Guite.


Reviewed by
Anna Blanch.

Faith, Hope And Poetry:
Theology and The Poetic Imagination.

Malcolm Guite.

Hardback: Ashgate, 2010.
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[ This review originally appeared on the Transpositions blog
It is reprinted here with permission…]

FAITH, HOPE AND POETRY - Malcolm GuiteIn his 2010 monograph Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination, part of the Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts, Malcolm Guite, “explores the poetic imagination as a way of knowing; a way of seeing reality more clearly.” He considers poetry to be truth-bearing; as being particularly able to convey theological truth – the ‘word made flesh.’

Malcolm Guite is poet, priest and academic living and working in Cambridge. In Faith, Hope and Poetry, he lays out a schema to detail the ideological separation of reason and imagination followed by an exploration of “key moments in English poetry (not necessarily explicitly Christian or ‘religious’ poetry) which opens the reader to an experience of transfiguration or enhanced insight into the world as it is” (2). Guite takes a quick journey through the Enlightenment, Derrida and postmodernism, and considers the divide between imagination and reason. Light, faith, restoration (including replenishment) and (in)sight, the tradition of the Rood (cross) and the images representing Faith and Doubt are the metaphors most significantly explored and revisioned by Guite.

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