THE SACRED WORD
A CONVERSATION ABOUT POETRY AND THE SPIRIT
[Recordings made 19 March, 2018 at the ELCG]
Can the word still be sacred, if we barely know what we mean by the word ‘sacred’ itself? Is poetry losing its power to inspire, transport and comfort? Marie-Elsa Bragg and Don Paterson address how we might reclaim a sacred purpose for the poetic word in a secular age.
The Sacred Word is an ongoing public conversation between (novelist and priest) Marie-Elsa Bragg and (poet, musician and atheist) Don Paterson, in which they seek to explore the role of poetic ritual in the digital era – and address how we might reclaim a sacred purpose for the poetic word in a secular age.
Part one: introduction – repetition
Part three: question time and conclusion
Note: we are very sorry about background hum on the voice microphones - - it comes from our sound system so it unfortunately cannot be removed from the recording.
The flyer for the event is here.