Poetry for the Season with Sally Read
Written by Radio Maria England on 02/12/2020
In Poetry for the Season, poet Sally Read leads us through poems, new and old, familiar and unfamiliar, that are redolent of the liturgical season, and explores what they might mean to us and our faith. Sally is the author of three collections of poetry, all published by Bloodaxe Books, and Night’s Bright Darkness, the story of her conversion to Catholicism from atheism, and Annunciation, a Call to Faith in a Broken World, both published by Ignatius Press. Her first collection of poems as a believer, Dawn of this Hunger, is reaching completion. Sally trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse in her twenties, but was always writing poetry. During her conversion Sally came to understand that all poets seek to see with the eyes of God—that is, to perceive the connections between things, and their meaning in the world—and that poetry is the fabric of the Catholic faith in that it lives in scripture, liturgy, prayer and the way we think about Truth. Poetry for the Season aims to seduce you with beauty and make you see that real poetry is never far from God. Sally will be broadcasting from Rome where she lives with her family.