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Angels Everywhere

Poetry

“The word ‘angel’ means ‘messenger’ and the title poem of this book, ‘Angels Everywhere,’ presents the idea that what I often glimpse is a flicker of glancing light, as if a heavenly being is darting in and out of my viewing, allowing me entry into a realm beyond my physical, experiential world—brief revelatory messages from somewhere beyond. —Luci Shaw, from the Introduction

“Once again, Luci Shaw crowns a lifetime of poetry with angels literally everywhere in her shining lines. You will find them in her meditations on isolation in a time of the coronavirus, in her memories of lives from the past, in her keen-eyed observations of the changing of seasons in the Skagit, and in her astonishment at the mystery of the making of poems. Whether marveling at ‘a thin petal of sunlight’ or ‘the house finch with his / sherbet-colored breast,’ she demonstrates a holy attention. For her, she says, the writing of these poems is ‘like knitting smoke.’ For us, however, this ‘smoke lifts / like a scarf for an angel.'” —Paul J. Willis, author of Somewhere to Follow

Release Date: March 15, 2022
Paraclete Press

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The “O” in Hope

By Luci Shaw,
Illustrated by Ned Bustard

What do an orangutan, an ostrich, an orange, and the ocean all have in common?
They all begin with the letter O!
But other words also have an O―words like mouth or moon or wow,
and even the word hope.

Combining a joyful poem from the much-celebrated poet Luci Shaw with playful cut-paper art created by Ned Bustard, The O in Hope helps us experience the goodness of God’s gifts of hope and love.

This delightful book can be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

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“Once again, Luci Shaw crowns a lifetime of poetry with angels literally everywhere in her shining lines. You will find them in her meditations on isolation in a time of the coronavirus, in her memories of lives from the past, in her keen-eyed observations of the changing of seasons in the Skagit, and in her astonishment at the mystery of the making of poems. Whether marveling at ‘a thin petal of sunlight’ or ‘the house finch with his / sherbet-colored breast,’ she demonstrates a holy attention. For her, she says, the writing of these poems is ‘like knitting smoke.’ For us, however, this ‘smoke lifts / like a scarf for an angel.'” —Paul J. Willis, author of Somewhere to Follow

Releases November 2, 2021
Intervarsity Press

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Recently Published

The Generosity

Poems

God’s Generosity at Work

“Rejoice, readers, as you receive the generosity of Luci Shaw’s 76 new grace-infused parable poems. Autobiography once more merges with theology as these poems illuminate in splendored natural detail  how the seasons of creation  parallel and explain the seasons of her  life as a poet. Again and again, these poems shower us with glorious epiphanies from the natural world as it reflects God’s generosity at work such as “spring’s impossible news of green.”

Released 2020
Paraclete Press 

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cover to Luci Shaw's book, "Eye of the Beholder"

The Eye of the Beholder

Poems

The joy and responsibility of the poet is to focus on particulars within the universe, finding fragments of meaning that speak to the imagination. Ordinary things may reveal the extraordinary for those willing to take time to investigate and ponder. In this fresh collection of poems, Luci Shaw practices the art of seeing, and then writing what she sees, realizing that beauty is often focused in the Eye of the Beholder.

Released 2018
Paraclete Press 

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Sea Glass

New and Selected Poems

Luci Shaw’s poems have delighted, nurtured and inspired readers—and other writers—for decades. They regularly appear in Books & Culture, The Christian Century, Image, Nimble Spirit, Rock & Sling, Stonework, Weavings and other journals. They have been collected into fourteen books published between 1973 and 2013 by a variety of presses.

Released 2016
Wordfarm 

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