Malcolm Guite

About Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite, a poet, theologian, and songwriter, is the Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge where he also teaches for the Divinity Faculty. He lectures widely in England and North America on theology and literature. Mr. Guite has published poetry, theology, and literary criticism, and worked as a librettist. His books include Word in the Wilderness, Faith, Hope and Poetry: Theology and the Poetic Imagination, and Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Our Mother-tongue Is Love: A Sonnet for Pentecost

By |2019-03-05T14:49:02-06:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Christianity, Poetry|

Today the gospel crosses every border / All tongues are loosened by the Prince of Peace / Today the lost are found in His translation. / Whose mother-tongue is Love, in every nation… Drawn from Sounding the Seasons, my cycle of sonnets for the Church Year, this is a sonnet reflecting on and celebrating the [...]

A Sonnet for St. Mark’s Day

By |2019-03-05T15:00:48-06:00April 25th, 2017|Categories: Christianity, Poetry|

The 25th of April is the feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist, and this is my sonnet on St. Mark’s Gospel, one of a set of four sonnets on each of the four evangelists. For each of these sonnets I have meditated on the way the traditional association of each of the evangelists with [...]

“Hatley St. George”: A Poem for St. George’s Day

By |2019-03-05T14:51:08-06:00April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Christianity, Poetry|

St. George’s Day and my thoughts turn again to Hatley St. George. If St. George, as our patron saint inspires English patriotism, then I’d say my own patriotism is about loving the little particularites of my native land. Not the big political rhetoric or the aggrandising imperial history, but the patchwork of little parishes and [...]

Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By |2019-10-16T12:55:22-05:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Books, Christianity, Featured, Poetry|

We may find in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s writings essential guides for the seas we have to navigate in the “post-modern” era… Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Malcolm Guite (Hodder & Stoughton, 2017) The following passage is a brief extract from my new book Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This book [...]