I recently discovered the visceral power of Joel McKerrow, a poet and performance artist. I found him via the Northumberland Community, who describe themselves;
Northumbria Community is a dispersed network of people, hugely diverse, from different backgrounds, streams and edges of the Christian faith. As Companions in Community, we are united in our desire to embrace and express an ongoing exploration into a new way for living, through a new monasticism, as Christians that offers hope in our changed and changing culture. We are A Way to express The Way and acknowledge there are many other valid expressions of the desire to follow Jesus Christ in today’s world.
McKerrow’s words inspire and challenge and in my opinion he is one of the best modern poets around. I encourage you to check him out.
He also writes a fabulous blog, which you can find here.