Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday Good Reads: Mary Harwell Sayler

I connected with poet and writer Mary Harwell Sayler online like most onlne connections happen – someone’s blog post comments, or someone’s Facebook page, or someone retweets someone. In Mary’s case, I think it was via Facebook. But I had been following one her blogs, Poetry Editor and poetry, for some time before that.

She lives in Florida and attended Florida State University. When she says “Christian poet” she means exactly that – poets of all Christian faiths – Catholic, evangelical, Protestant, and Orthodox. All are welcome and all are honored.

Mary is deeply involved with poetry – writing it, encouraging it, promoting it, encouraging poets, and writing about it. One her activities is administering the Christian Poets and Writers page on Facebook, and maintaining a corresponding blog called Christian Poets and Writers.

We had a conversation the other day about Joseph and Judah from the Book of Genesis, and she mentioned that she written poems about the Joseph story. I asked her for links, and she provided them: After Selling Joseph into Slavery and Choosing Judah.

Check out her various blogs, her poetry and the Facebook page for Christian Poets and Writers.


Maureen said...

Thank you for the introduction to Sayler's work, Glynn.

Mary Harwell Sayler said...

Thank you, Glynn, for this nice surprise and encouraging word. May God continue to bless you and your good work in Jesus' Name.