POETRY AND SPIRITUALITY
January 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$12.50 – $25
Poetry, through its artful use of sound and sense, is able to communicate to the emotions as well as to the intellect and so connect with both the heart and head. Join us for an exploration of the ways in which poems embody spiritual truths and become vessels for deep growth and healing. Through close-readings of poems that strongly “incarnate insight” (in the words of poet and priest Malcolm Guite) and guided writing exercises, we will work to see what poems can teach us about our common call to witness and social action.
THE REV. DR. TRAVIS HELMS
The Rev. Dr. Travis Helms is Campus Missioner at the Episcopal Student Center on the University of Texas Campus. He is also Founder + Curator of LOGOS Poetry Collective, a liturgically-inflected reading series centered on “evoking transcendence through poetry, ritual, and conversation.” His first book, Blowing Clover, Falling Rain: A Theological Commentary on the Poetic Canon of the American Religion, was recently published by Wipf & Stock.