3/15/2011

The Poet-Priest

An interesting fact about Easton Lee, our poet of the month, is that he was ordained an Anglican priest in 2000 and now serves at the St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Kingston, Jamaica. Lee studied radio broadcasting at the BBC, London, and theatre and television in the United States. He is the recipient of the Commander of the Order of Distinction and the Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica.

Many of Lee's poems in From Behind the Counter reflect his spirituality, such as Sunday, Reflections, Holy Thursday Letter, and Prayer at Pentecost. Easton Lee has written four books and has directed a number of plays, the most popular of which was The Rope and The Cross.

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