Heaven's Troubadour: An Evening of Poetry and Song with Malcolm Guite

Sep 11, 6:30pm - 8pm

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​​What would happen if John Donne or George Herbert journeyed to Middle Earth by way of San Francisco, took musical cues from Jerry Garcia and fashion tips from Bilbo Baggins, and rode back on a ​ ​Harley? 

Come hear noted British poet and songwriter Malcolm Guite read and sing his own modern-day metaphysical poems and psalms--in a program made to harmonize with the Weatherspoon Art Museum's exhibit: Shouts of Joy and Victory: Jewish and Christian Imagery from the Collection.

Malcolm Guite, Artist-in-Residence at Duke University for the month of September 2014, serves as a Cambridge parish ​ ​priest, and as chaplain at Girton College at Cambridge University, while supervising students in English​ ​and theology. He is a scholar of J.R.R. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, and the British poets, and is also a poet and ​ ​singer-songwriter. His albums include The Green Man and Dancing through the Fire, and he has​ ​published four collections of poetry: Saying the Names (2002), The Magic Apple Tree (2004), Sounding ​​the Seasons: Poetry for the Christian Year (2012), and most recently, The Singing Bowl (2013).

This program is sponsored by The Atlantic World Research Network with special thanks to Christopher Hodgkins.

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