ACCS: The Why and How Poetry

2nd July, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

ACCS 2013 powerpoint So many wonderful conversations and even singing in the atrium at the ACCS conference just about two weeks ago now.  I wanted to make a public record of the resources of the sessions I was a part of to those who attended my sessions.  Above is the power point from my talk » Read More

Why adjust to midnight?

29th April, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Emily Dickinson We Grow Accustomed to the Dark We grow accustomed to the Dark – When light is put away – As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp To witness her Goodbye – A Moment — We uncertain step For newness of the night – Then — fit our Vision to the Dark – And » Read More

Perfect poem for your pocket: A Major Work by William Meredith

24th April, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Wishing your great sloth heart movement on this April day of poetry month. This is why we turn to poetry–it gives us our humanity, our purpose in a thumbnail and makes us reckon where we are in the world. Read More

Why we need poets: Debate on Atheism and Faith–Ravi Zacharias, Dan Barker, D’nesh D’Souza

3rd October, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Reflecting on Ravi Zacharias’ key comment about the fact that reason does not lead to goodness (in response to Dan Barker’s assertion). Milosz chronicles this so well. Read his Collected Poems and you will see the bloodshed of mighty reason across the 20th century. We need our poets to say in memorable language and rhythms » Read More