Pilgrims of the Soul
John F. Deane and James Harpur
In Dear Pilgrims,
John F. Deane, founder of Poetry Ireland, Poetry Ireland Review and Dedalus Press, uncovers a map of spiritual tracks and pathways, both external and internal. John uses his extraordinary flair for language, his heartfelt love of nature, and his deep spiritual insight to take the reader into the landscapes of East Anglia, Israel and Palestine and into metaphysical realms far beyond.
Joining John for this reading will be James Harpur whose latest collection The White Silhouette sets off on a snowy pilgrimage from West Cork to Dorset taking in Russian icons, the Perseids’ meteor shower and the medieval Celtic art of the Book of Kells. The title poem is a powerful, haunting journey of ‘missed encounters’ in the spiritual landscapes of Tipperary, Wiltshire and Patmos.