Christian Wiman Leaves Top Poetry Magazine for Yale Divinity School

Wiman: 'My years at Poetry have been the most exciting and rewarding of my life.'

Christian Wiman, poet and editor of Poetry, the world's oldest and most influential magazine devoted to poetry, recently gave CT an exclusive interview regarding how his Baptist faith was revived by love and cancer.

This week he announced that he will step down from his role at Poetry on June 30.

Wiman will leavePoetry to join the faculty of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He will begin July 1.

"[Wiman] has led Poetry with integrity, boldness, and grace through a decade of greatness," Poetry Foundation president John Barr said in a press release. "Those same qualities make him a colleague we will miss greatly."

Read CT's exclusive interview with Wiman here.

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