BRATTLEBORO -- Seven years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. "My Bright Abyss," composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith -- responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition -- might look like.

This book study will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., in Brattleboro, and is open to all. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:15, for five weeks beginning Jan. 14.

Participants are encouraged, if possible, to purchase the book prior to the first meeting. Contact Mary Lindquist,, with questions. All are welcome.