The Dean’s Songwriter Series will feature a concert with poet and singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite. The free concert is being sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Duke Initiatives on Theology and the Arts. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the concert starting half an hour later.
Guite, known to many as the “Rockin’ Rev,” serves as Bye-Fellow and chaplain at Girton College at the University of Cambridge, while supervising in English and theology.
He is also the front man for the rhythm and blues band Mystery Train. His albums include "The Green Man" and "Dancing through the Fire." Guite has published four collections of poetry: Saying the Names (2002), The Magic Apple Tree (2004), Sounding the Seasons: Poetry for the Christian Year (2012), and most recently, The Singing Bowl (2013).
His theological works include What Do Christians Believe? and Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination. His essay on literature and incarnation is included in Beholding the Glory: Incarnation Through the Arts.
Guite is a devout reader and scholar of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, and British poets, and finds inspiration in the works of The Band, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Gram Parsons, Steve Earle, and Bob Dylan.