• Written in White: A Reading of Kevin Hart’s ‘Colloquies’

    Author(s):
    Nathan Lyons (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Religion and literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Literature and religion
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67C4M
    Abstract:
    The poem ‘Colloquies’ by Australian poet Kevin Hart can be read as a literary elaboration of Rabbi Isaac the Blind's theory of divine white writing. ‘Colloquies’ finds white writing in the pages of God s three books—scripture, nature, and time—and depicts the difficulty of understanding and responding to this obscure mode of revelation. Hart appropriates a range of theological sources (including Augustine, Aquinas, Ignatius of Loyola, and G. M. Hopkins) and recasts these sources in light of Rabbi Isaac’s paradoxical theory in order to illuminate in poetry the perplexities of a life lived coram Deo.
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