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Poetry Matters with Sofia Starnes

Poetry Matters

April 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

with Sofia M. Starnes, 2012-2014 Virginia Poet Laureate and Poetry Editor of the Anglican Theological ReviewSofia Starnes, poet

“Whenever I am asked why poetry matters, particularly for a theological journal, I focus on three things: beauty, meaning, and longing. These three things hold unique relevance for those with the inexplicable and risky desire to know God and who cannot let go of the belief that life has meaning. But how does this occur? And—to stretch the question further—how might the same poem express its meaning both in theological and in non-explicitly theological confines? This poetry reading, which aims to provide enjoyment (a poem is meant to be enjoyed!) will focus on those questions, and lead—I hope—to an open conversation about poetry in general and particularly in journals like the Anglican Theological Review.”

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