The Poet's Christ The Poet's Christ
An anthology of poetry about Jesus

David Winter
ISBN 9780745942841 (0745942849)
Lion Hudson, 2000
£7.99

Category: Prayer and Poetry
Reviewed by: Sue Groom

Previously published as The Master Haunter, this is an anthology of poetry both about Jesus and resulting from reflection on the mystery of Jesus. There are some well-known pieces by Ted Hughes, Chaucer and W.H. Auden but also some lesser known gems.

David Winter was an English teacher before becoming Head of Religious Broadcasting at the BBC. You may have heard him on Radio 4's Thought for the Day, or read his work in the Church Times. He supplies an interesting introduction to each section of the anthology which range from 'The Birth' through 'The Mystery of the Cross' and 'The Christ of Human Experience' to 'Beyond the Present'.

A great book to keep handy to dip into and pause for thought — but sadly, as with too many books, now out of print.

Sue Groom, June 2001

The Revd Sue Groom is the Director of Deanery Licensed Ministry for the Kensington Episcopal Area of London. Before this she was Vicar of St Matthew's, Yiewsley and also served as the Reader Training Officer for the Willesden Episcopal Area. She is the author of Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew (Paternoster Press, 2003).

Review Previously Published by St Lawrence Church, Eastcote. Reused here by kind permission.

Lion Hudson


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