- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich (29 July 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848254687
- ISBN-13: 978-1848254688
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Splash of Words: Believing in poetry Paperback – 29 Jul 2016
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'This beautiful and wise meditation centred around Mark Oakley’s anthology of the ‘soul language’ of poetry opens new windows in the shared house of both poetry and belief.' (Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate)
‘A very moving book, opening all kinds of doors into a more compassionate, more truthful understanding.’ (Rowan Williams)
'A wonderful exposition of the relationship between faith, poetry and struggle.' (Shami Chakrabarti, The Guardian)
About the Author
Mark Oakley is Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and is well known for his interest in poetry and the arts. He is a regular columnist for the Church Times and The Tablet and frequently broadcasts on BBC Radio 4.
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This is a book to take slowly, no more than a chapter a day. I loved it, and expect to return to it frequently.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only read he introduction but am looking forward to the rest immensely.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Beautifully written. The commentary is often as poetic and profound as the poems.Published 3 months ago by Progfan