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“What makes a poet a poet? The slender antenna of awareness combing the air for messages.”  Luci Shaw
Biographical Information
Luci Shaw
Birthplace: London, England
Birth date: 12-29-1928
Naturalized U.S. citizen: Spring, 1995
Elementary schools in England, Australia and Canada
High school: Branksome Hall Girl’s School, Toronto, Canada. Graduated 1948
College: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, B.A. 1953 magna cum laude
            Major: English Literature; Minor: New Testament Greek
Husband: Harold Shaw, deceased 1-30-1986. Married John M. Hoyte 1-4-1991
Children: Robin (Schramer), Marian (Kussro), John Shaw, M.D., Jeffrey, Kristin,
            seven grandchildren, one great grand-daughter
Professional experience
Tutored Greek to private pupils 1953-55
Free-lance editor and English stylist for Moody Press, InterVarsity Press 1953-56
Managing Editor, Journal of the Christian Medical Society, 1968-69
English stylist for The Living Bible, 1968-69
Vice-president/Senior editor, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1968-86
President, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986-93
Senior Editor, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1994—2000
Contributing Editor to For the Time Being, 1971-78, Radix, 1984—, Poetry Editor,
Radix, 1992—, Poetry Editor, Crux, 1993—
Writer in residence (adjunct faculty), Regent College, Vancouver, 1988—
Adjunct Faculty, New College Berkeley, 1993—
English stylist, The Message: Psalms, and The Message: the Books of Wisdom,
NavPress, 1994-96
English stylist for gender-neutral language, the Committee on Bible Translation,
Today’s New International Version, 1993-94
Church affiliation
Formerly St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Geneva, IL, Lay Eucharistic Minister,
Lector, Small group facilitator, Founder—“Artist’s Colony,” home Bible study leader, Adult S. S. discussion leader, member Spiritual Life and Christian Education commissions, leader St. Mark’s Mission to Mexico, 1989
More recently, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Menlo Park, CA: Lay Eucharistic
Minister, Lector, Adult small group study leader, member Healing Prayer
Ministry, Convenor “The Happy Media” Christian artist’s group
Presently, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bellingham, WA. Vestry member, Lay
Leader, Lay Eucharistic Visitor, lector, choir member, new rector search committee member, member healing prayer team, team member El Porvenir
Associations, memberships
Elected to Wheaton College Scholastic Honor Society at graduation, 1953; Board
of Directors, 1973-79, President, 1976-79.
Member, Steering Committee, The Wade Collection (works of C. S. Lewis, et
al.), Wheaton College, 1980-1991
Member, Board of Directors, Wheaton Alumni Association, 1978-81
Member, Board of Directors, Living Bibles International (U.S.), 1986-91
Charter Member, The Chrysostom Society of Christian Writers, 1986—
            Vice President, 1997—2000
            President, 2010—
Member, The Authors’ Guild, 1987—
Visiting Fellow, The Milton Center, Friends University, 1987
Member, Board of Trustees, The Chicago Sunday Evening Club, 1988-91
Member, Advisory Board, Christians in the Arts Networking, 1990-91
Member, Board of Directors, Image, Journal of Arts and Religion, 1989—
            Chair, 2001—2006
Member, Advisory Board, Christian International Students Foundation, 1989—2013
Member, Board of Governors, Regent College, Vancouver, 1991—2000, 2001—2006
Executive Committee, 1998—2000, 2003—2006
Presidential Search Committee 1999—2000
Member, International Board of Directors, International Bible Society, 1992-1999
Advisory Board, 2002—2006
Member, Board of Directors, Radix, magazine of Christian arts and culture,
1993—2003, Chair, 1998—2003, Poetry Editor, 1990—
Member, Board of Trustees, Women at the Well, Inc., 1993—2003
Stylistic consultant, Committee on Bible Translation (NIV revision), 1993, 1994
Stylistic consultant, The Message: The Psalms, and The Message: The Books of
Wisdom, Eugene Peterson, NavPress, 1994-95
Chaplain, Seattle Pacific University, MFA in Creative Writing
Wheaton College Alumna of the Year, 2003, for Distinguished Service to Society.
Denise Levertov Award for Creative Writing in the Judeo-Christian Tradition, 2013
Media Exposure
Poetry read twice on Garrison Keillor's Writers' Almanac
Poetry read on National Television (CBS) in Canada, and on Thames Television
in England.
Interviews on The Seven Hundred Club, 100 Huntley Street, Channel 38’s Chicago,
Pressure Points, The Chicago Sunday Evening Club, and frequent guest on radio programs such as Chapel of the Air, Prime Time America, Open Line, Mid-Day Connection, Guideposts Radio Magazine, Morning Cheer, Dick Staub Show
Personal interview/profiles in magazines such as Today’s Christian Woman
Eternity, Moody Monthly, Logos Journal, Worldwide Challenge, Spirit, Table Talk, Partnership, Power for Living, Living Today, Christian Life, The Chicago Tribune, The Regent World, Renewal, Radix, Christian Commentator, Contra Mundum, Inklings, Mars Hill Review, San Jose Mercury, Virtue, Bellingham Herald, Christianity Today
Cover stories: Today’s Christian Woman—Sept.-Oct., 1987, Renewal—Feb., 1990,
Virtue—Jan.-Feb., 1991, and Jan.-Feb. 1997, A Better Tomorrow—March, 1995, Christianity & the Arts, Spring, 1996
Luci Shaw’s papers, correspondence, manuscripts, first editions of published works and other archival materials are being collected at the Buswell Library, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, in The Luci Shaw Collection
Related Activities
Poetry workshop leader, and journal workshop leader at numerous writers
conferences and creative arts festivals internationally
Retreat leader for churches and other groups, including the Regent College
Faculty Retreat and Regent Summer School Prayer Retreats
Lecturer on topics such as poetry, reflective journal writing, the creative process,
the Christian imagination, the poetry of C. S. Lewis, art and spirituality, the art of friendship (public dialogs with Madeleine L’Engle) at colleges in the U.S. and abroad
Chapel speaker at Gordon College, Covenant College (TN), Olivet Nazarene
College, Wheaton College, Wheaton Graduate School of Communications, George Fox College, Geneva College, Regent College, Trinity College (Deerfield), Trinity Western University (Langley, BC), Judson College, Eastern College, Azusa Pacific College, Whitworth College, King College (TN), Dordt College, Biola University, Calvin College, John Brown University, Pepperdine University, Pt. Loma Nazarene College
Special Convocation Speaker at Wheaton College, Friends University, Bethel
College, Associated Mennonite Brethren Seminaries, Regent College, Newman University, Gordon-Conwell Seminary (Ockenga Institute)
The Geneva Lecture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Staley Lecturer, Whitworth College, King College
Keynote speaker, Vision New England, Oregon Christian Writers’ Conference
Judge, Conference on Christianity & Literature poetry contests, Trinity College,
Deerfield, poetry and fiction contests, Radix poetry contest, Ad Lib poetry  contest, Evangelical Press Association annual contest (poetry section)
Lecturer, The Pascal Lecture Series, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1997,
The Geneva Lecture, U. of Iowa
Summer faculty member at New College Berkeley, Decision School of Writing,
Andrews University, Gordon College, Regent College, Mt. Hermon School of Writing, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, Wheaton College Grad. School of Communications, C. S. Lewis Summer Institutes at Oxford University (Poet in Residence), and Cambridge University, worship and workshop leader at The Glen Workshop, Ghost Ranch, NM, keynoter speaker McQuarrie University, Sydney, Australia (International Poetics Conference, 1999), speaker and workshop leader, Washington Arts Group International Convocation, 2007, Presenter, with Lydia McCauley of Brimstone Music, of the music/poetry performances “Sanctuary,” and “The Green Door”