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Well-named poet Christian Wiman joins Sacred Music faculty

Christian Wiman, an aptly named poet of faith, will join the faculty of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in July.

Editor of Poetry magazine and author of several books, Wiman is "one of the most significant names in the poetry world today," ISM says in announcing the appointment. of verse. He'll be a senior lecturer in religion and literature at the institute, an interdisciplinary graduate center that bridges the Divinity School and the School of Music.

Estranged from the religion of his Texas youth, Wiman rediscovered God when he fell in love and then was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. The New York Times called his most recent book, Every Riven Thing, an “ecstatic ruckus worthy of Gerard Manley Hopkins, who also tasted the tears in things—and the holy too.”

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