June 1, 2021

St: Poetry Reading and Discussion

Event Series: The Christian Literary Imagination

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Mary Anne Clark is a contemporary Christian poet and scholar researching rhyme in Shakespeare’s theatre. In a discussion with Michael Scott, Clark read and discussed her poems. They also considered the term “Christian literary imagination” and its implications for her work.

This event was sponsored by the Future of the Humanities Project, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative, the Georgetown Master’s Program in the Engaged and Public Humanities, Campion Hall (University of Oxford) and the Las Casas Institute (Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford). It is part of a year-long series on the Christian Literary Imagination.


Mary Anne (Molly) Clark is reading for a D.Phil. in English at Merton College, Oxford, researching rhyme in Shakespeare’s theatre. Her poems have appeared in publications including The Mays, Oxford Poetry, The Scores, Stand Magazine, bathmagg, and several anthologies from the Emma Press. She has performed her poetry at events including National Poetry Day Live at the Southbank, the Ledbury Festival, and the October Gallery’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. Poetry prizes include the Newdigate Prize in 2016 and second prize in the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition, judged by Malika Booker, in 2018. Her pamphlet, St, is forthcoming with Broken Sleep Books.

Professor Michael Scott (moderator) is Senior Dean, Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, the University of Oxford college adviser for postgraduate students, and a Member of the Las Casas Institute. He also serves as senior adviser to the president at Georgetown University. Scott was on the Editorial Board which relaunched Critical Survey from Oxford University Press. Scott previously served as the pro vice chancellor at De Montfort University and founding vice chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University.