Whether you love poetry or haven't read it since school, The Splash of Words will help you rediscover poetry's power to startle, challenge and reframe your vision. Like throwing a pebble into water, a poem causes a 'splash of words' whose ripples can transform the way we see the world, ourselves and God. Through thirty selected poems, from the fourteenth century to the present day, Mark Oakley explores poetry's power to stir our settled ways of viewing the world and faith, shift our perceptions and even transform who we are.
Mark Oakley is Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, London, and is well known for his interest in poetry and the arts. He is a regular columnist for the Church Times and The Tablet and frequently broadcasts on BBC Radio 4.