By their very nature, texts that are meaningful or sacred to us will never fully answer the questions we might have for them or completely portray all the perspectives and possibilities of their characters. Using the Bible and some of her own poems, Megan will lead us in how we might write poetry as a way of exploring what's left unsaid or given little attention in a text; she will also direct us towards the opportunity to read poetry that explores those silences as well!
Megan McDermott is a poet and Episcopal priest living in Western Massachusetts. Her first poetry chapbook (a small collection of poems), Prayer Book for Contemporary Dating, will be published by Ethel micro-press later this year, and her work has been in a variety of journals, including The Christian Century, Relief: A Journal of Art + Faith, The Cresset, and Rock & Sling - a journal of witness. She is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary program dedicated to religion and the arts.