Mundane Marvels and Spiritual Depths: A Conversation with Poet James Dewey

November 28, 2023

Join us on Dialogue Out Loud for an insightful conversation between Terresa Wellborn, Dialogue’s Poetry Editor, and the esteemed poet James Dewey. In this episode, they delve into the intricacies of Dewey’s two captivating poems, “heavy seeds” and “flicker,” featured in the Fall 2023 issue of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. Hailing from Boise, Idaho, and currently residing in Bogotá, Colombia, James Dewey’s poetic prowess has graced the pages of various esteemed publications, including Inscape, Irreantum, Sojourners, and more. His upcoming work is anticipated in Dappled Things, Rock & Sling, and St. Katherine Review. Get ready to explore Dewey’s unique perspective on the mundane and the minutiae, as he artfully intertwines these elements with profound reflections on spirituality, encompassing thoughts on divinity, the world, and the human experience. Tune in as Terresa Wellborn engages Dewey in a dialogue that unveils the depth and beauty of his poetic creations, offering a rare glimpse into the mind and motivations of this talented wordsmith. Discover the artistry behind Dewey’s poetic exploration of sacred texts in his collaborative endeavor managing @ComeFollowMePoetry on Instagram, where weekly poems interact with timeless spiritual texts. This episode promises an enriching discussion that sheds light on the intricacies of poetry, spirituality, and the fascinating intersections between them.