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If we live in a secular age, you wouldn’t know it from our poetry. Not only are some of the greatest poets of recent years overtly Christian, such as Geoffrey Hill and Les Murray, but many who are not remain drawn to and fascinated by “the soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage”.
On 5th October 2017, Michael Robert Symmons and Mark Oakley spoke at Theos about poetry and faith in a secular age.
Drawing on their most recent publications – Mancunia is published in August, The Splash of Words: Believing in poetry in 2016 – Michael and Mark explored the power of poetry to challenge and reframe our earthly and eternal vision.
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