Why Poetry Matters: Holly Ordway and Brad Davis at the Future C.S. Lewis College
This podcast is a recording of a joint presentation that I did in June 2011 with poet Brad Davis, during the “Vacation with a Purpose” in Northfield, Massachusetts at the campus of the future C.S. Lewis College. Dr. Gayne Anacker, Vice-President of the C.S. Lewis Foundation, introduces the program, after which I speak on the subject of why poetry matters, with specific examples from the classic poets: George Herbert’s “Prayer,” John Donne’s “Batter my heart, three person’d God,” and Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “As kingfishers catch fire.” Brad Davis then follows with a reading and commentary on poems from his new book, Opening King David: Poems in Conversation with the Psalms.
The lecture and reading took place in Hibbard Hall on the idyllic Northfield Campus, one of two schools founded by D.L. Moody, and recently purchased by Hobby Lobby for the C.S. Lewis Foundation, as the site of the forthcoming C.S. Lewis College. You can read more about the C.S. Lewis College here – and I encourage you to become a benefactor as well.
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