Bruce Cockburn to Receive the 2015 Denise Levertov Award

Bruce Cockburn to Receive the 2015 Denise Levertov Award March 3, 2015


The Denise Levertov Award is the prestigious honor given by the good people of Image “to an artist or creative writer whose work exemplifies a serious and sustained engagement with the Judeo-Christian tradition.”

Past recipients of the award include poets Scott Cairns, Luci Shaw, Madeline DeFrees, and Franz Wright; nonfiction writers Kathleen Norris, Thomas Lynch, and Eugene Peterson; fiction writers Bret Lott and Ron Hansen; and the “patron saint” of this very blog… singer-songwriter Sam Phillips.

And the Twelfth Annual Denise Levertov Award will be presented to Bruce Cockburn, one of the singer-songwriters whose work has been a profound influence in my life. How much do Anne and I love this guy? We had his song “Lord of the Starfields” performed during our wedding.

So come to Seattle’s Fremont Abbey on Thursday, April 23, at 8 p.m. I’ll be there for the concert, interview, and reception. You?

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