The Rev. Canon Dr. James M. McPherson

11 February 2017

The Rev. Canon Dr. James M. McPherson


The Revd Canon Dr Jim McPherson has served as an Anglican priest since 1978 and retired in 2014 to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. He was a Distinguished Academic Visitor at Vaughan Park in 2008 when he resumed poetry writing after a gap of many years.

His poetry mostly explores the spiritual and theological themes arising from his personal and parish ministry experiences and celebrates the natural, particularly in his poems about birds. 

He has recently published one collection of poetry, entitled To Tease Our Knowing. A wry look at awry which contains a number of poems already published here.

  • 18 July 2017

    mortally imperiling herself
    for love of God, her courage
    far surpassing our conceiving... more»
    The Auburn-Haired Virgin
  • 4 June 2017

    To-morrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
    creeps in this petty pace... more»
  • 4 June 2017

    Meringue Land is
    an egg-white world... more»
    Meringue Land
  • 4 June 2017

     deliver me from heavenif it is indeed the gatedhaven of the smug who’veearned the harp, the fluffycloud, the segregationfrom the undeserving;set me instead with thosewho stumble more»
    Deliver Me From Heaven
  • 11 February 2017

    Odd's our curious neighbour world,

    the habitat of clowns and tellers more»
    The Asylum For The Sane