Poets Malcolm Guite of Cambridge, England, and Marlon Lizama of Houston will read their poetry in Fondren Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, October 20.
Poet and singer-songwriter Guite also is a chaplain and teacher at University of Cambridge and the author of several books on literature and theology. Among his books are
The Singing Bowl, Sounding the Seasons: Poetry for the Christian Year; and What do Christians Believe?
His musical recordings include The Green Man, a collection of songs inspired by everything from a feel for the threatened English countryside to a passionate love of Blues and Americana.
Coming to the United States at age nine, raised by a single mother and two older brothers in an “at risk” neighborhood, only positive alternatives would save his life. The subculture of Hip Hop was the first alternative, gradually morphing into poetry and working in
“at risk” areas worldwide.
His primary goal is to spread arts, going back to the power of words for self-discovery, the power of movement, the power of community.
He is Artistic Coordinator with the Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center and began working with St. Paul’s Youth.
This presentation is part of a Faith and the Arts series by and for the community from St. Paul's.