Episode 201 // Padraig O'Tuama and the Hunger of the Poet


This week the otherWISE podcast RETURNS!

This episode debuts a new format, some new music by my good friend Robert Ebbens, and an extended conversation with poet and community leader Padraig O’Tuama.

Poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centres around themes of language, religion, conflict and art. Working fluently on the page and with groups of people, Pádraig is a skilled speaker, teacher and group worker. His work has won acclaim in circles of poetry, politics, religion, psychotherapy and conflict analysis.

He is currently finishing up time as the Community Leader at the Corrymeela community in Belfast, Ireland. His books include:

We talk about everything from the history of the northern portion of Ireland, the way poetry is evidence of a poet’s hunger, and the wisdom that comes in seeing how God teaches us through story and poetry together. I mention a book by Henri Nouwen called The Way of the Heart as well.

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