Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Joy of the net a new friend Malcolm Guite

The simple joy of communication via this wee laptop across this wonderful planet we all call home
a couple of days ago i got a message on one of my blogs from a guy called Malcolm and an instant friendship was formed
I wanted to share with you all this amazing guy

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Malcolm Guite is a poet and singer-songwriter living in Cambridge. He is a priest, chaplain, teacher and author of various essays and articles a book about contemporary Christianity, and a forthcoming book on Theology and Imagination called Faith Hope and Poetry
He also plays in Cambridge rock band Mystery Train, and lectures widely in England and USA on poetry and theology.
The Poetry page links to his published poetry with links to books and magazines and sample poems. New and unpublished poems appear regularly in posts on the Blog page. The Books page has books Malcolm has written or contributed to, reviews, and links to where you can buy them. You can watch videos of Malcolm performing poetry and music or listen to his songs via the Media page. The New Writings page contains recent articles on poetry, music and theology. You can subscribe to rss feeds from this blog by clicking either or both of the rss buttons on the sidebar.

What the critics say about Malcolm’s forthcoming Faith Hope and Poetry:
“A profound theology of the imagination, developed in dialogue with writers both familiar and unfamiliar, beautifully combining close reading with wide horizons” Rt Revd Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury
“Malcolm Guite has offered us an immensely rich work…in which the truth telling available only in poetry is brought to the service of mature theological vision. It is quite simply both astounding and outstanding” Rt Revd Stephen Sykes Former Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University
“Guite, not only an Anglican priest but a poet and scholar of the highest order, invites us to this fresh feast, a summons that will widen our own worlds immeasurably” Luci Shaw Author of Harvesting Fog -New Poems, Breath for the Bones; Imagination Art and Spirit
Malcolm as Gerry Garcia
Malcolm in Jerry Garcia mode
All new posts for Malcolm’s  ongoing blog, including some new poems are on the Blog Page 

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