Moyers and Company: Poet Christian Wiman on Love, Faith, and Cancer

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February 24, 2012

Bill Moyers has a moving conversation with acclaimed poet and Poetry Magazine editor Christian Wiman about how finding true love and being diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer reignited his religious passion as well as his creative expression.

“When we think of our memories, they’re moments of intensity. Whether they were sorrowful or happy, moments of great loneliness or moments of great communion — we live for these moments in our life.

And I do think poetry is a way of recognizing the moments in your life. But also a way of preserving them,” Wiman tells Moyers. “One of the ways in which I feel close to God is writing poetry.”

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3 thoughts on “Moyers and Company: Poet Christian Wiman on Love, Faith, and Cancer

  1. The February 26,2012 Moyers & Company TV program referanced a NY Times article which expressed the need for a Jobs-like person to change religious writing. I want to read that aarticle !. Help !

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