Malcolm as Gerry Garcia

Malcolm in Jerry Garcia mode


You can contact me at malcolmguite@gmail.com and you can subscribe to this blog and receive new poems  regularly by simply clicking on the ‘sign me up’ button in the right hand sidebar

All my published poems, and many unpublished ones are available on this blog together with recordings of me reading them. Just put a title or phrase from the poem into the search box on the right hand sidebar, on any page, and the poem should come up

I am a poet-priest and Chaplain of Girton College Cambridge, but I often travel round Great Britain, and to North America, to give lectures, concerts and poetry readings. This autumn I will be speaking in London, Salisbury, Winchester, and Needham Market. For more details of these and other engagements go to my Events Page. You can read more about who I am and what I do on the Interviews Page

I am the author of six books (with two more on the way) Here are links to the six already ‘out there’

Waiting on the Word; a poem a day for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Canterbury Press 2015

The Word in the Wilderness; a poem a day for Lent, Holy week and Easter Canterbury Press 2014

The Singing Bowl Canterbury Press 2013

Sounding the Seasons Canterbury Press 2012

Faith Hope and Poetry  Ashgate  2010 and 2012.

What Do Christians Believe?  Granta 2006

For details about these and other books to which I have contributed see the Books Page

Here are some kind comments on my book of sonnets Sounding the Seasons:

Malcolm Guite knows exactly how to use the sonnet form to powerful effect.  These pieces have the economy and pungency of all good sonnets, and again and again, offer deep resources for prayer and meditation to the reader.  In his own words, ‘brevity, clarity, concentration and a capacity for paradox’ are typical of the best sonnet sequences, and all those qualities are to be found here. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Malcolm Guite’s poetic sequence is fresh and wholly contemporary, yet richly rooted in tradition. Using the sonnet form with absolute naturalness as he traces the year and its festivals, he offers the reader – whether Christian or not – profound and beautiful utterance which is patterned but also refreshingly spontaneous. Sounding the Seasons is an important poetic event, and one that invites readers to share both celebration and soul-searching. Grevel Lindop, poet and literary critic

And here are some on my book about poetry and theology Faith Hope and Poetry:

“A profound theology of the imagination, developed in dialogue with writers both familiar and unfamiliar, beautifully combining close reading with wide horizons” Rt Revd Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury

“Malcolm Guite has offered us an immensely rich work…in which the truth telling available only in poetry is brought to the service of mature theological vision. It is quite simply both astounding and outstanding” Rt Revd Stephen Sykes Former Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University

All my new posts, including many new poems are on the Blog Page

I also plays in Cambridge rock band Mystery Train, you can access the band and the music by clicking on either of the CD covers in the side bar of any page.

To contact me about talks, performances or poetry readings email  malcolmguite@gmail.com