Morning Invitation – Sarah Soltis

 

 

Title:

Morning Invitation

 

Description:

‘The Material’ and ‘Morning Invitation’ are two poems that relate to the theme of in/break through their substance and style. ‘The Material’ marvels at Christ’s incarnation and the humiliating fact of human physicality, which is beautified through Christ’s example, and ‘Morning Invitation’ asks for God to burst into everyday life to dwell with and uplift the heart of a continually struggling Christian. Stylistically, they both employ contrasts and simple language to discuss complex topics, thus exemplifying how truth transcendent can break into humble human words.

 

Bio:

Sarah Soltis is a student and writer from Annapolis, Maryland, currently attending the College of William and Mary. She is an avid reader, coffee-drinker, and nature-walker, and she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and family. Her work has been published in various online and print publications, such as Ekstasis Magazine and Rookie Magazine, and she publishes writing on her website, sarahsoltis.wordpress.com and on Instagram at @sarsolt.

 

Author

  • Karen entered the PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management and consulting, followed by service in pastoral, social and theatre ministry. Under the supervision of Trevor Hart, she is exploring theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate student-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. As Editor of Transpositions, she is fostering a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept.