Poets in the Pulpit

April 8, 2018

Scripture Psalm 71:8–9, 14–24

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Literary Witnesses, three poets took the pulpit.

Susan “Sam” King read “Velvet Shoes” by Elinor Wylie; “Cuttings” by Theodore Roethke; “When We Were with Sappho” by Kenneth Rexroth (excerpt); “Blue Dress” by Sharon Olds (excerpt); “The Colonel” by Carolyn Forche; and, “Won’t You Celebrate with Me” by Lucille Clifton.

James Lenfestey read “Inversnaid” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Hawona Sullivan Janzen read three poems by Lucille Clifton: “I am Accused of Tending to the Past”; “Here Rests”; and “Brothers” (excerpt).