Title

Mending a Tattered Faith: How to Read Poetry Devotionally

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Video

Publication Date

11-19-2014

Abstract

The uses (and abuses) of poetry are many, but one especially meaningful function of poetry can be its role in a devotional life. This talk briefly discusses the history of the relationship of poetry and devotion, consider strategies for reading poetry devotionally, and introduce some poetic resources for devotional times. We will also read together several poems by Emily Dickinson and other poets.

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