In this intimate new collection, the Christian poet Kenneth Steven reflects on bereavement, marital breakdown, the pain of separation from his beloved young daughter and the search for 'home'. Previously his poetry has focused on the natural world. Now he finds himself struggling to address his harrowing circumstances, and it becomes clear that the words he needs will only be found by journeying inside to a deeply personal place. What emerges through the testing of faith is that most ancient of healing truths: darkness and pain open the way to hope and healing . . . it's when we are broken, we let in the light. 'A gentle light from an unseen source pours into the distilling simplicity of these poems.' Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral
Les mer
A luminous, emotionally charged and beautifully crafted new volume from one of Scotland's leading poets.
A gentle light from an unseen source pours into the distilling simplicity of these poems. -- Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's CathedralCoracle (SPCK, 2014) Coracle adds memorably to the fine work Steven has already developed. -- Martin Halsall * Church Times *Evensong (SPCK, 2011) This collection of poems by Kenneth Steven is stunning. There is a grave beauty in these lines, revealing a poetic voice of great sensitivity . . . quite simply, wonderful. -- Alexander McCall SmithColumba Poems (St Andrew Press, 2005) 'Enjoying [Kenneth Steven's work] intensely - style and subject. -- Ted HughesI believe Letting in the Light- so much living expressed, miraculously in so few words - will reach an even wider audience. There is so much joy in its pages. We thank Kenneth Steven for his honesty in sharing his journey with us. -- John Dempster, * Highland News Group *[The poems] circle down through image and gentle rhythms to a place of inner calm, a place well worth encountering. * Progressive Voices *[His language is] skilful and condensed [with] layers of insight. * Julian Meetings magazine, April 2017 *
Les mer
A luminous, emotionally charged and beautifully crafted new volume from one of Scotland's leading poets.

Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780281076703
Publisert
2016
Utgiver
Vendor
SPCK Publishing
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
138 mm
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
64

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Kenneth Steven is one of Scotland's leading poets and several of his collections have been published to date: Island, Iona, Making the Known World New, Salt and Light, Columba, Imagining Things, Wild Horses, The Missing Days, Evensong and Coracle. He also writes novels and illustrated stories for children, and his The Dog's Nose (published in Norwegian, English and French) won the Norwegian Government's Award for Picture Books. Marylebone House publishes The Well of the North Wind, set on sixth-century Iona, in January 2016.