Reviews and discussions on Books we are reading in the groups Tuesday, 21 April Beowulf What could be a more promising poetic project than the greatest of early English poems, Beowulf, newly translated by arguably the greatest of living poets writing in English, Seamus Heaney? The literary pedigree of this great fabular epic in the hands of Nobel Laureate Heaney matches Ted Hughes' award-winning rewrite of Ovid's Metamorphosis, Tales from Ovid. Heaney has chosen the plain, prosaic yet subtly cadenced vernacular of his Northern Irish roots as the poetic voice into which he renders this famous Anglo-Saxon fabular epic of a dragon-slaying Danish warrior. The result is an engaging evocation of the highly alliterative, densely metaphorical texture of Anglo-Saxon verse, which is famously hard to capture in modern English poetic forms.
If you wish to plan ahead, the fall retreat is set for September Please make a note of it! The prizes will be presented in a ceremony at the John F.
A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, he holds a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University, as well as several honorary degrees.
His writings in constitutional law and legal and political philosophy have established him as one of our nation's most respected scholars and influential public intellectuals. He is also one of Princeton University's most acclaimed teachers. In addition to his academic work, Professor George serves as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics.
The Fall Pendle Hill focused on life in prison [The September retreat at Pendle Hill focused on how to create sacred spaces in the prison system. Our Fellow Correspondent, Kelli Felice provided this lively account. It is set in the quaint town of Wallingofrd, PA.
It resembles a tiny campus with separate houses for food mmmmlodging, worship, classes, library, and art. We began our weekend at 6pm on Friday at Brinton House and immediately felt at home.
We were greeted by Roothbert Board member Jim Rosengarten, coordinator of the Fall retreat, and walked over to the Main House for possibly the best pot roast dinner ever! After dinner and beginning to get to know our fellow Roothbert recipients and hosts, Jim Rosengarten and Jane Century, Roothbert VP for Fellowship, we returned to our meetinghouse to meet our speakers and go over our weekend agenda.
After a warm welcome from our Pendle Hill contact, Emma, we played the interview game. We paired up and interviewed one another before introducing them to the rest of the group.
I can honestly say I spent the weekend with impeccable company: The Roothbert Fund made no mistakes in their selection! But, enough about us! Laura told us how she came to work in the prison system and about her expertise in working with women inmates and their children.
Phyllis gave us a graphic description of what it is like to be inside a prison by using our 5 senses and explained the differences between jails vs. However, this was only a small taste of what was to come.
But, we all thanked her when we saw that we would not want to miss a breakfast a Pendle Hill. Our morning session began with a video presented by Laura of women she has worked with in prison. The women were bearing their souls about their children, how they had lost them, their plans for getting them back, their drug addictions and life inside the prison walls.
Unfortunately there is only one Laura and an insurmountable number of inmates who need services like hers. We were all left with the question of how these inmates could possibly create a sacred place for themselves within the prison walls?
Laura answered all our questions and let us know that there is hope for inmates who ask for it and make the most of their prison time. The recurring theme of the weekend became: Phyllis dispelled the idea that because inmates have wronged society they should be allowed to suffer.
More importantly, they have made a mistake, but that does not make them less of a person or give them the right to endure more pain then you or I. Phyllis sees to it and believe me she has her ways of making sure every inmate receives their basic human rights and above all else lets them know that they are not alone.
She creates programs and travels to prisons all over the country to educate them on how we can better our corrupt justice system. Now back to the food! There are permanent residents of Pendle Hill and students of all ages who come for year or two of study called sojourners. They have come to Pendle Hill for different reasons, but all pay a small fee for lodging in exchange for different services.
Again the mystery brownies were alluded to, but never appeared. We now had some free time. Some fellows went on a tour of the Pendle Hill grounds including beautiful fish filled ponds, rare trees, and serene wooded areas.
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