Malcolm Guite – A Vision For the Future – Live from Kindlings Fest 2012

This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together. To begin, writer, poet, priest, academic and  troubadour Malcolm Guite takes a look at relationality, interdependence between old […]

Poetry from KindlingsFest:"IX Jesus Falls the Third Time" by Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite reads another of his poems during KindlingsFest 2014. The 9th sonnet on his sequence of 15 sonnets for the stations of the cross, taken from Sounding the Seasons: Seventy sonnets for Christian year.  This sonnet is called ‘Jesus falls for the third time’, and deals with the experience of acute depression. Here is the […]

Poetry from KindlingsFest: “Descent" by Malcolm Guite

A short reading of "Descent" by Malcolm Guite, from Kindlingsfest 2014. "Descent" is published in The Singing Bowl and also recorded as a song Descent – Good Company – The Songs of Steve Bell. Here is the full poem: They sought to soar into the skies, Those classic gods of high renown, For lofty pride aspires […]

Malcolm Guite – Finding our Way Forward Beyond Generational Apartheid – Live from Kindlings Fest 2012

Kindlings Fest is a celebration of art and ideas and where they intersect with the spiritual.  This years Kindlings Fest on Orcas Island asked, "Can Crabbed age and youth live together?" Through film, talks, panel discussions, art, music and casual conversations we explored what it is that keeps generations apart and what can bring them together. Through poetry, […]

Luci Shaw: Friends for the Journey (Madeleine L'Engle) Podcast: Live at KindlingsFest 2010

KindlingsFest 2010 explored theme of "Friends for the Journey" with Luci Shaw, Dr. Hal Poe, Dr. Jeff Keuss, Nigel Goodwin, Dr. Jerry Root, Jeff Johnson, and artists-in-residence Kathy Hastings, Bob Bennett and Corrie Moore. In this podcasts Luci Shaw shares stories and reflections on her friendship with Madeleine L'Engle and the book they wrote Friends […]

Poet & Former NEA Chair Dana Gioia: Live At IAM 2011

At the annual gathering of the International Arts Movement 2011, Dick Staub interviewed Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet, critic, editor, essayist and who has just been named Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC. He has published numerous books of […]

The Meaning of Holy Week: Two Poets as Our Guides – Isaac Watts & George Herbert

Earl Palmer and Dick Staub look at two poets that, whether known or unknown, have shaped our understanding of the Holy Week.  Earl says "the role a poet plays in helping us focus, in helping us understand the huge events of our lives and, also, to see and feel a resonance with great truths" is something we […]

Malcolm Guite -On Reading the Commedia

And so I start again, here in the middle, The middle of a life I scarcely know…

Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes: The Theology of Music and the New Spirituals

Dick Staub along with guests Jeff Keuss and Nigel Goodwin, take a look at the how three very distinct artistic musical entities approach the questions beyond your standard love song. The discussion includes a look the idea of "new spirituals" through the music of Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes. Podcast: Play in new […]

From Malcolm Guite to America: Thanksgiving; a Sonnet

Thanksgiving starts with thanks for mere survival, Just to have made it through another year With everyone still breathing. But we share So much beyond the outer roads we travel; Our interweavings on a deeper level, The modes of life that souls alone can share, The unguessed blessings of our being here, The warp and […]