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Spirit Abroad

Spirit Abroad, A Second Selection of New Zealand Spiritual Verse. Edited by Paul Morris, Harry Ricketts and Mike Grimshaw. Random House 2004

In the concluding essay, Paul Morris wrote: “Artists and writers articulate our spirituality. By their very nature poetry and spirituality are closely related. Like poetry, spiritual experience is often fragmentary and incomplete, a transforming moment profound and partial, driven by momentary rather than linear logic. ... Our poets have become our ‘theologians’ as they write our identity and spirituality.”