Enrichment Series--Why Poetry Matters: Poetry of Protest and Prayer

Date: 
June 26 at 7:00 pm
Description: 

Presenter: Bonnie Thurston

In a world of fake news, real disaster, and international political turmoil, why should we care about poetry? Perhaps because (along with silence) poetry is God’s language. After a brief reflection on the critical importance of poetry and language in times like these, Bonnie Thurston will read from her own poetry of protest and prayer. There will be time for Q & A and discussion of the poems.

Wednesday
June 26, 2019
7:00 pm

Mount St. Benedict Monastery
6101 East lake Road
Erie, PA 16511

Free and open to the public

Bonnie Thurston resigned a Chair and Professorship in New Testament to live quietly in her home state of WV. She is author or editor of 22 theological works and frequently contributes to scholarly and popular periodicals. She has 6 published collections of poetry, and her poems appear in a variety of periodicals and anthologies. An internationally known Thomas Merton Scholar, hers was an early doctoral dissertation on Merton. Bonnie is an avid reader, gardener, cook and classical music lover.

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