Sunday, April 8, 2007

War and poetry in a Mt. Vernon, Iowa, Presbyterian church

When her congregation became divided over the war in Iraq, a liberal Presbyterian minister found that the patriots in the pews didn't want her quoting parts of the Bible. But Emory Gillespie ultimately found comfort among books of poetry and other war-weary clergy. She tells her story here:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/feature.onpoetry.html?id=179405

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