What’s the point of poetry in such a precarious world, and at a time when so much that we value is being threatened?

Is it a hobby for those that like that sort of thing? Something difficult that most people leave to others to enjoy? Or is it something more vital and urgent; a ‘soul language’ for a time when religious language often doesn’t resonate?

Join Canon Mark Oakley and poet–author Diane Pacitti as they discuss these questions.

This event is ‘pay as you feel’; you will be invited to donate at the event.

About The Speakers

Mark Oakley

Mark Oakley is a British Church of England priest, a poet and author of The Splash of Worlds.

Diane Pacitti

Diane Pacitti is Poet in Residence at Bradford Cathedral during its centenary year. Her work has been shortlisted for various awards including the Blake Tithe Grant Award, and in 2015 she gained first prize in the Bronte Society competition. Her first novel ‘Between Two States’ is being translated into Italian.