Dr Elena Rutt will be leading an evening entitled: 'The Familiarity of Wonder: The Relationship between Poetry and Faith' at Heythrop College next Friday. The evening will be introduced by Antonio Spadaro SJ editor of La Civilta’ Cattolica, who interviewed Pope Francis in September.
The event will be organized around a reading of some of Elena’s recently published poems and a selection by Elena of some poems by modern and contemporary poets: Roger McGough, Mary Oliver and William Carlos Williams. Elena, Antonio Spadaro SJ and Francesca Knox will discuss the poems in turn. The audience will be invited to contribute.
Dr Elena Buia Rutt, from Rome (1971), is a translator, a literary critic and a poet. She is currently working as a television writer for literary and philosophical programs on RAI Radio 3. With her husband, Andrew Rutt, she translated into Italian the poems of Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury (La dodicesima notte, ‘Ancora, 2008); a book of poems by Jesuit priests (Al Dio sempre più grande, 2010, ‘Ancora); a volume of texts by Flannery O'Connor (Il volto incompiuto, Rizzoli, 2011) and a selection of poems by the American poet Mary Oliver (Testo a fronte, 2013). In 2012 she published her first collection of poems (Ti stringo la mano mentre dormi, Fuorilinea).
Elena was chosen as representative poet for Italy in the series of Live Poetry Events which are taking place at Europe House in London, organized by SELCS (UCL), AHRC and Poet in the City. A selection of her poems have been translated into English.
The evening begins at 5.30pm for a 6pm start, followed by wine reception 7pm-8pm
For further information and to book your place, please contact Francesca Bugliani Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org