Beginning this September, Duke Divinity School will host Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite for a month-long artist residency.
Rev. Guite serves as Bye-Fellow and chaplain at Girton College at the University of Cambridge while supervising students in English and theology. He is a scholar of J.R.R. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, and the British poets, and is also a poet and singer-songwriter. His albums include The Green Man and Dancing through the Fire, and he 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.
About Faith, Hope and Poetry, American poet Luci Shaw says, "Guite, not only an Anglican priest but a poet and scholar of the highest order, invites us to this fresh feast, a summons that will widen our own worlds immeasurably."
Rev. Guite was last at Duke in February with Canadian folk artist Steve Bell for DITA’s “The Word Made Fresh,” a series of events on poetry, music-making, and scriptural imagination. As the Divinity School’s first artist-in-residence, Guite will lecture, preach, give a concert for the Dean’s Songwriters Series, and participate in informal discussion with student groups. The residency will be hosted by the Divinity School Office of the Dean and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.