Meet Spencer Reece, author of “The Little Entrance.”
Spencer Reece is the author of The Clerk´s Tale (2004) and The Road to Emmaus (2014). In 2017 he edited an anthology of poems by abandoned girls in a home called Our Little Roses in San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Counting Time Like People Count Stars. In 2012 he founded the Unamuno Author Series in Madrid, Spain.
(photo: Spencer Reece, center, with poet Ilya Kaminsky and Graywolf Press editor Fiona McCrae)
Q & A with Spencer Reece
Q: What is your favorite kind of worship service?
A: Vespers or Taize . . . the more contemplative the better for me.
Q: Have you found any particular gifts or challenges in preaching in Spanish, which isn’t your first language?
A: Working in Spanish for 8 years has been a lesson in humility and tossing out perfectionism.
Q: What other projects are you working on?
A: A book of prose, sixteen years in the making, The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Poet’s Memoir, mixing autobiography with literary appreciation of poets, will be out by 2020.
The Unamuno Author Series in Madrid Spain is another big thing at work. You can learn more about it here. Every month the series brings acclaimed authors to Madrid.
I am also involved in the important effort to make the pilgrim centre in Santiago. The goal is to open a centre for all, including ordained female clergy who cannot celebrate at the altar currently in Santiago. The site has now been selected. I and the rest of the board are in the process of raising 5 million dollars. The link is here.
Check out Spencer’s books: