Letting in the Light

Kenneth Steven


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In this intimate new collection, the Christian poet Kenneth Steven reflects on bereavement, marital breakdown, the pain of separation from his beloved young daughter and the search for ‘home’. Previously his poetry has focused on the natural world. Now he finds himself struggling to address his harrowing circumstances, and it becomes clear that the words he needs will only be found by journeying inside to a deeply personal place. What emerges through the testing of faith is that most ancient of healing truths: darkness and pain open the way to hope and healing . . . it’s when we are broken, we let in the light.

'A gentle light from an unseen source pours into the distilling simplicity of these poems.' Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral


Kenneth Steven:
Kenneth Steven is first and foremost a poet: 12 of his collections have appeared to date. He makes many programmes for BBC Radio: the majority of these poetry-related. His programme on the Scottish island of St Kilda won a Sony. Kenneth is also very much a writer of fiction for adults and youngsters alike: SPCK will publish his novel <b>The Well of the North Wind</b> in the spring of 2016. Kenneth’s books have appeared in some 16 languages over the years. He travels widely to give readings and talks.