Bradford Literature Festival | Literature | Talk

Blake and Gibran: Poets of Prophetic Vision

30 Jun 2024

11:45 - 12:45

University of Bradford

Witness a unique conversation as the Blake Society’s Stephen Pritchard and poet, John Siddique, explore the similarities between two hugely influential writers and artists: William Blake and Kahlil Gibran. 

Celebrated poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake, was one of the main inspirations behind Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, one of the bestselling books of all time.  

Both Blake and Gibran were poets and artists who dabbled in prophetic vision. Their readings of the Bible, their rebellion against Church corruption and their sociopolitical visions were very similar. Gibran himself was referred to as the ‘twentieth-century Blake’ and actively emphasised the connection between them.  

Join us for an exploration of the work of these iconic poets of prophetic vision. 

Please note, this venue and time has changed from the printed programme.

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University of Bradford

Richmond Road

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