We’re modern, we’re skeptical, we’re spiritual, we’re secular. We’ve inherited a traditional liturgy that sometimes stirs us, sometimes bores us, sometimes angers us. And we contend with complicated modern lives. Can we pray as moderns? How can women leave an imprint on a liturgical tradition developed by and for men? Let’s talk about how contemporary poets are evolving new prayer forms: private meditations, new rituals, and other ways of talking to God that link to inherited tradition and respond to contemporary life.
Presented by Professor Sara Horowitz (York University, Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies).