Pushing the Boat Out

New Poetry

Edited by Kathy Galloway

Format: Paperback

A collection of poetry by writers involved in the justice and peace spirituality of the Iona Community.

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Wild Goose Publications

Wild Goose Publications is part of the Iona Community, which is an ecumenical movement of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Christian church.

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A collection of poetry having its origins in the Iona Community's magazine, Coracle.

Contributors include: Ruth Burgess, Ron Ferguson, Yvonne Morland, Kathy Galloway, Jan Sutch Pickard, Ruth Harvey, Robert Davidson, David Osborne and others.

Kathy Galloway writes in the Introduction:

'The themes which emerge in these particular poems are familiar ones. From most of the writers there is a strong sense of geography, whether that be well-loved or well-remarked places, or the equally interesting interior spaces that we seek out markers for. Not surprisingly, in a book published by the Iona Community, several poems are about Iona, and others are about Camas - the Iona Community's adventure centre located in a remote fishing station on the island of Mull. There are poems about people, including two written about George MacLeod - the founder of the Iona Community. Many of the poems reflect the struggle to find a language that expresses a contemporary Christianity, a gospel and faith incarnated in everyday life, engaged, as the Iona Community is, with a desire for and commitment to justice, peace and the integrity of creation.'

‘Poetry can speak to the intellect, the heart or the spirit. This is a rare anthology in that it speaks to all three.'

Kay Carmichael

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Wild Goose Publications
Publication Date 9 Jun 2004
ISBN 9780947988746
Number of Pages 128

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