"The Creative Process as Stepping into God," with the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge and Dr. Claire Miller Colombo
Theopoetics (theos + poiesis: literally, "God-making") is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines the ways in which art and texts perform theological truths — and help create experiences of God.
At our upcoming August gathering, LOGOS welcomes two acclaimed poet-academicians from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, for an in-depth exploration of how the process of creativity – especially of creating poetry – helps us 'step into' the Divine. We invite you to take some time to peruse the bios of these extraordinary artists / thinkers, below — and to take this opportunity to invite someone you know to experience a one-of-a-kind conversation.
The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge is Dean and President and Professor of New Testament at Seminary of the Southwest. She studies, teaches, interprets, preaches, argues with, and wonders with holy scripture, particularly the letters of Paul and the gospels of Mark and John. Her poetry has appeared in the Anglican Theological Review and Soul by Southwest, and she is the author of A Lot of the Way Trees Were Walking: Poems from the Gospel of Mark (Wipf & Stock 2015). Collaborating with Claire Miller Colombo has been life-giving — among their projects: the Wisdom Commentary on Colossians and imagining the Center for Writing and Creative Expression at Seminary of the Southwest.
Dr. Claire Miller Colombo directs the Center for Writing and Creative Expression and is lecturer in theology and the arts at Seminary of the Southwest. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon’s Beyond Walls Magazine, Loyola Press’s Finding God publications, and Soul by Southwest. Her articles on English Romantic poetry and drama appear in Studies in Romanticism and Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and, with Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, she co-authored the commentary on Colossians in the Wisdom Commentary Series. She has served as literary co-chair of the journal Theopoetics, and, since 2015, has been editor of the seminary’s literary and arts journal, Soul by SouthWest.