The provocative novel, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, begins in the year 2060, 40 years after humans first discovered hauntingly beautiful music being broadcasted from the Alpha Centauri system. The world voyeuristically awaits any snippets of news about Father Emilio Sandoz, a priest and the only surviving member of an exploratory mission commissioned by the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, to seek out the origin of these strange broadcasts.
What transformation are poets called upon to make at this critical time in the world’s history? How do we transform our anger, our prejudices, our drive toward destruction, into poems and a presence that awaken us to the sanctity of life? How do we use creativity to urge us toward revolutionizing our lives and world? What […]