“Exquisite” New Poems from Luci Shaw: Angels Everywhere

“Exquisite” New Poems from Luci Shaw: Angels Everywhere

“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. I’m hoping that as you read these poems, (more than once, aloud if possible), something like Wordsworth’s ‘intimations of immortality’ will enliven your own perceptions of the world as you experience it. Maybe your own fleet of angels will show up!” —Luci Shaw, from the Introduction

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Luci Shaw was born in London, England, in 1928. A poet and essayist whose writing has appeared in numerous literary and religious journals, in 2013 she received the tenth annual Denise Levertov Award for Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University. The author of over thirty-five books of poetry and creative non-fiction, since 1986 she has been Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver. She lives with her husband, John Hoyte, in Bellingham, WA.

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“Each of these exquisite poems is an Annunciation.” —Gregory Wolfe, author of Beauty Will Save the World

“To read these poems is to receive the message repeated yet each time unique. In the material world we too often take for granted, eternal verities open up at the poet’s attention. For Luci Shaw, each event, each circumstance says its own angelic name everywhere inside the name of God.” —Jeanine Hathaway, author of Long After Lauds

“Luci Shaw has faithfully plowed the field of words for more than a half-century, planting and nurturing gardens to nourish us.” —Bruce Herman, Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts, Gordon College

Angels Everywhere is published under Paraclete Press’s Iron Pen imprint. In the book of Job, a suffering man pours out his anguish to his Maker. From the depths of his pain, he reveals a trust in God’s goodness that is stronger than his despair, giving humanity some of the most beautiful and poetic verses of all time. Paraclete’s Iron Pen imprint is inspired by this spirit of unvarnished honesty and tenacious hope.

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