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:
Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community, Canterbury Press, 2017.
In the Shelter Hodder & Stoughton and Hachette Ireland, Feb 2015.
Sorry for your Troubles. Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2013
Readings from the Books of Exile. Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2012 .
“Human in the City” and 12 poems, Discovering the Spirit in the City. London: Continuum 2010.
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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