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Chris Southgate is based on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon, England. He works at the University of Exeter as an Associate Professor in Theology and he is also Principal of the South-West Ministry Training Course.

POETRY Chris has been publishing his poetry since 1985. He is the author of six collections of poetry, including a verse biography of T.S. Eliot - A Love and its Sounding (Salzburg, 1997). His most recent collection is A Gash in the Darkness (Shoestring Press, 2012).

To see how to book Chris for readings, workshops and commissions click here, and to read some of his poems, click here.

To read about Chris’s part in the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the death of T.S. Eliot, click here

Chris was delighted to be included in two major recent anthologies: Life-Saving Poems ed. Anthony Wilson (Bloodaxe) and A Body of Work ed. Andy Brown and Corinne Wagner (Bloomsbury).


EDITING Chris co-edited the regional poetry magazine Otter from 1989-96. He has also edited the journal Reviews in Science and Religion, and the important textbook on the science-religion debate God, Humanity and the Cosmos


THEOLOGY - Chris has taught at the University of Exeter since 1993. His main fields of study are the science-religion debate, ecotheology and environmental ethics. He welcomes enquiries from prospective research students. His current project is on divine glory (see Zygon, Dec 2014)

His current teaching includes the modules 'Evolution, God and Gaia', and 'God, Humanity and the Cosmos'. His book The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution and the Problem of Evil (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008) has been described as 'quite excellent' (Church Times)


Chris’s upcoming presentations include:

A workshop at Columbia University Creative Writing Program on April 7 2016.

A seminar at the conference on glory at St John’s College, Durham, July 8

A two-day workshop on TS Eliot for the Society of Martha and Mary, Sheldon, July 18-19

A reading/talk at the Science and Religion Forum, Birmingham, August 31.

Email Chris on:
c.c.b.southgate@ex.ac.uk

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