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Saturday, November 8 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Surprised by Imagination

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Woven into the gospel is a God that wants to know us personally through experience, through flesh and blood, through matter itself, in awe and wonder. A testament to this reality is the work of poet Christian Wiman. In Wiman’s writing, there lives a devotion to the wonder that words speak volumes more than their normative associations, allowing poetry to hold us in a state at once both meditative yet active with discovery. This is, at its essence, a devotion to God’s Spirit, that great unfathomable gift that is headstrong in its pursuit for us to meet our maker. We’re thrilled to experience that gift together through Wiman’s infectious and expansive imagination.

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Christian Wiman

Editor of Poetry Magazine from 2003 to 2013, Christian Wiman is the author of four books of poetry and two collections of essays. In the New Yorker, poet and critic Dan Chiasson chose Wiman’s Every Riven Thing as one of the eleven best poetry collections of the year. Wiman’s other... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 4:15pm - 5:30pm PST
Metropolitan West Main Stage 639 West 46th Street

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