Malcolm Guite is a beloved English poet/priest (renowned specifically for his thoughtful, and popular revival of the sonnet form) currently residing outside Cambridge where he serves as Chaplain of Girton College.
Malcolm’s poetry is increasingly becoming known and cherished in North America as well, and friends of Malcolm Guite here have conspired to produce a CD of Malcolm’s songs and poems for a North American audience.
The CD will be produced by the legendary Roy Salmond, with Winnipeg based singer/songwriter Steve Bell acting as executive producer.
The CD itself will be a compilation of read poems (in Malcolm’s voice) artfully imposed over musical landscapes created by Roy and team. There will also be a half dozen or so of Malcolm’s songs (again in Malcolm’s voice) produced to reflect Malcolm’s deep love of American singer/poets Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
The project design will be adorned with portraits of Malcolm by Winnipeg artist Faye Hall, whose work has been deeply informed by Malcolm’s poetry.
We, the friends of Malcolm Guite, are not only enthusiastic about his incredible work, but find it to be some of the more significant spiritual and cultural work of our age.
Will you help us fund this project? The CD will not only delight Malcolm Guite enthusiasts, but will give us something valuable to share: an artifact of grounding, artful reflections, rooted in Christ, and in the traditions of Donne and Herbert, Dylan and Young, for an era marked by fragmentation and bewilderment.
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Malcolm is the author of six books of poetry and prose, with two currently in progress including a significant work of reflection on the life, thought and poetry of Coleridge.
"Poet" a painting by Faye Hall (part of album design)
The money raised is needed to produce and print the album, and is needed as soon as possible for a July release date. DEADLINE FOR CAMPAIGN: JUNE 30THTo place your order by phone or mail, contact Signpost Music.
An option (Canadians only): if you are interested in contributing and obtaining a tax receipt instead of the rewards, visit Roy Salmond's page at this link for details.