Silas House "Containing Multitudes"

Apr 30, 2023

Dimensions of Faith presented Silas House at St. Matthew's on April 30, 2023. Mr. House spoke about the many facets that have made him: being raised rural and working class; his deep love for the natural world; being a gay person in a hateful world and being an artist in a time when art is negated. House explored the way those elements--thought by many to not mesh easily—have allowed him to survive while also challenging him, and the way they have all made his faith stronger.

Silas House has written multiple best-sellers, including Clay's Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, The Coal Tattoo, Eli the Good, Same Sun Here, Southernmost, and Lark Ascending. He also writes for numerous publications, has won prestigious national book awards, was the recipient of the Governor's Award from Governor Beshear for his service to the arts in his home state, and has been named Kentucky’s Poet Laureate for 2023-2024.