About

gravatar  My name is Elaine.

I’m from Detroit. I’m a doctoral student in Theological Aesthetics at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. My main interests lie in the aesthetics of decay, impermanence, and imperfection, but I’m also interested in liturgical aesthetics. I studied briefly with Alejandro García-Rivera before his passing, and am heavily influenced by his work.

I hope to return to Detroit when I graduate.

I have an MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the GTU, and a BA in Philosophy and Communication (double major) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

I’m a convert to the Episcopal Church, on the Catholic side of the spectrum. I have a strong interest in ecumenism. I was raised in the Assemblies of God, and became familiar with a number of different denominations on my way to finding a home in the Episcopal Church. I’m a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit, and recently worked as an Assistant Verger at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

I’m a poet. This blog features some of my poetry with notes and thoughts about the poems themselves and the writing process; theological reflection; and posts about Detroit.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for liking my blog, thought I’d return the favour! Always a pleasure in meeting a fellow poet, even if my form of poetry isn’t as elegant and sophisticated as yours. I take quite an interest in Theology as well, in particular Classical Islamic Theology and its history. I’m very much glad to know that there’s someone out therr who shares common interests to me on the other side of the globe!!!

  2. Dear Elaine —
    I love your work. Somebody posted your poem “Postcard” on Facebook and I went a-lookin’ to see if I could find you amongst the tubes of the Internet. Like your blog, too.
    Blessings

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