A Century of Poetry: 100 Poems for Searching the Heart

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Author: Williams Lord Rowan

Number Of Pages: 256

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In A Century of Poetry one of our best-loved Christian writers and poets reflects on 100 of his favourite poems and considers how and why they have the power to change us.

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All good poetry has the power to transport and transform us, to inspire and challenge us, to comfort and heal us, and to hold up a mirror to the world around us.

In A Century of Poetry, Rowan Williams invites you to reflect with him on 100 poems from the past 100 years – poems with an originality and depth that can impel you to search your heart, and to explore your own experience and emotions at a deeper level.

Featuring the work of both famous and lesser-known poets, from different faiths, languages and cultures, A Century of Poetry gives you a fresh perspective on works you may be familiar with, as well as introducing you to poems you’ll be pleased to discover for the first time – or perhaps discover again.

These meditations, by a writer who is both a poet and a theologian, will open new doors into the experience of reading and absorbing great poetry, highlighting the ways in which their language and imagery can touch unfamiliar places in the heart and enliven the lifelong adventure of spiritual growth and exploration.


‘Each poem in this collection is a door ajar, which Rowan Williams nudges open, inviting us in, where he carefully shows us around. He leaves us in a room of many windows, the light streaming in, our souls enriched, this book in our hand.’

‘Rowan Williams is one of our best readers of poetry. He is an “all-round” reader, attending to the full range of details, questions and possibilities in a poem, and arriving at a remarkable depth of thinking in response. . . In my experience, spending time with Rowan Williams’s writing changes your life, as does great poetry. This book offers both.’

‘A poet’s choice. A thoughtful, eclectic, original selection of poems, their power enhanced by conjunction with one another. No serious lover of poetry will want to be without this book.’

About the Author

Rowan Williams was formerly the Archbishop of Canterbury and is now Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge. His most recent books include The Lion’s World: A journey into the heart of Narnia (2012), Dostoyevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction (2011), Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief (2007), Grace and Necessity: Reflections on Art and Love (2006) and Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert (2004).

Release Date: 15-09-2022

Package Dimensions: 30x242x628

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