Peter Brennan is a poet, and was for many years Head of English at The Latymer School, north London. He now tutors more than a…
Creation, Creature, Creativity in Scripture and Poetry
‘Creativity’ is a word that is often on our lips – and here is an opportunity to consider precisely how we ourselves understand this spirit of initiative to which everything owes its existence.
The word ‘poetry’ means ‘making’, and this course will explore how poets have enacted and illuminated the nature and principles of creation and creativity across the centuries. Having reflected on scriptural accounts of the creation itself, we shall discuss poems representing the development of insight into creativity – both human and divine – across the last seven centuries. Works by major canonical poets such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Pope, Blake and Wordsworth will be complemented by more recent poems. Throughout our reflections, we shall be concerned with the characteristics of the poems – what makes them tick – as well as by the ideas emerging from them.
Live sessions are Saturday and Sunday at 14:00-16:30.
Course category: Spirituality & Retreats
This course will involve:
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