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“Paraclete continues to issue carefully selected books of poetry. . . they have modestly put themselves into the front ranks of poetry publishers in America.” — Ray Olson, former poetry editor, ALA Booklist


“Paraclete Press has been publishing an increasingly adventurous catalog of contemporary poetry, ranging from the late Phyllis Tickle, one of the guiding spirits of the press, to Scott Cairns and Paul Mariani.”  Library Journal, December 2017

Flying Yellow

Flying Yellow

Suzanne Underwood Rhodes

$19.00

The poems in Flying Yellow cry out for the day just out of reach, the day which unaccountably may in a moment or a season let down a joyful light i...

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$19.00
Iona

Iona

Kenneth Steven

$19.00

The book is a gathering together of all of Kenneth Steven’s poems concerning the island of Iona through the years. These comprise poems that have b...

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There is a Future

There is a Future

Amy Bornman

$19.00

Learning about the ancient Jewish tradition of midrash, a rabbinic form of textual interpretation that seeks and imagines answers to unanswerable q...

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$19.00
A School of Embodied Poetics

A School of Embodied Poetics

Scott Cairns

$5.99

Cairns has long insisted upon poetics that appreciate words as more than signs pointing to other matter, as more than names for things. He has insi...

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$5.99
Andalusian Hours

Andalusian Hours

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

$19.00

Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O’Connor is a collection of 101 sonnets that channel the voice of celebrated fiction writer, Fla...

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$19.00
The Wisdom of Wild Grace

The Wisdom of Wild Grace

Christine Valters Paintner

$20.00

At the core of this collection are 30 poems inspired by the stories of kinship between saints and animals. They come mostly from the early Christia...

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$20.00
Dreaming of Stones

Dreaming of Stones

Christine Valters Paintner

$18.00

The poems in Dreaming of Stones are about what endures: hope and desire, changing seasons, wild places, love, and the wisdom of mystics. Inspired b...

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$18.00
The Generosity

The Generosity

Luci Shaw

$20.00

"Rejoice, readers, as you receive the generosity of Luci Shaw's 76 new grace-infused parable poems. Autobiography once more merges with theology as...

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Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

Luci Shaw

$19.00

Luci Shaw is now 90 years old. The author of more than 35 collections of poetry and creative non-fiction over the last five decades, she describes ...

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Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking

Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking

Jeanne Murray Walker

$19.00

Sonnets are familiar to us, but not relevant. What do they have to do with our fast-paced, tech-driven, ever-shrinking contemporary world? But what...

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The Paraclete Poetry Anthology

The Paraclete Poetry Anthology

Mark S. Burrows

$20.00

With poems by Phyllis Tickle, Scott Cairns, Paul Mariani, Anna Kamienska, Fr. John-Julian, SAID, Bonnie Thurston, Greg Miller, William Woolfitt, Ra...

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$20.00
Prayers of a Young Poet

Prayers of a Young Poet

Rainer Maria Rilke

$16.00

This volume marks the first translation of these prayer-poems into English. Originally written in 1899, Rilke wrote them upon returning to Germany ...

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$16.00
Exploring this Terrain

Exploring this Terrain

Margaret B. Ingraham

$19.00

Margaret B. Ingraham’s collection Exploring this Terrain bids the reader to join her in a journey of discovery. In a world in which speed is increa...

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A Book of Psalms

A Book of Psalms

Edward Clarke

$19.00

This collection of poems engages in new and animating ways with one of the profoundest texts of our past, the Book of Psalms. These poems are Clark...

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Thérèse

Thérèse

Sarah Law

$19.00

In this collection, poet Sarah Law presents lucid, lyrical reflections on the much-loved saint, Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-97), whose life and writin...

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$19.00
Wing Over Wing

Wing Over Wing

Julie Cadwallader Staub

$19.00

Wing Over Wing clears a path in the midst of everyday life to reveal the holy—whether catching fireflies at night, waiting at a bus stop, or experi...

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The Chance of Home

The Chance of Home

Mark S. Burrows

$19.00

The Chance of Home   Somewhere there must be where no one wonders whether you belong…   So begins the title poem of this remarkable collection fro...

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The Mystery of It All

The Mystery of It All

Paul Mariani

$25.00

Paul Mariani has spent fifty years writing poetry that celebrates the vibrant sacramentality of life in the twilight of Modernity, and writing the ...

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$25.00
Anaphora

Anaphora

Scott Cairns

$18.00

Anaphora, the repetition of a word or phrase, draws our attention in new ways to the repeated term, and can lead us to moments of epiphany. In Euch...

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$18.00
Slow Pilgrim

Slow Pilgrim

Scott Cairns

$39.00

Scott Cairns has carefully preserved every poem he’s ever published that he cares to preserve. He’s also added previously unpublished work, spannin...

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$39.00
I Told My Soul to Sing

I Told My Soul to Sing

Kristin LeMay

$17.99

Many readers think that Emily Dickinson rejected religion and wanted nothing to do with God. And yet her poetry and life tell a deeper story. Looki...

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Astonishments

Astonishments

Anna Kamienska

$20.00

Kamienska came of age during the horrors of the Nazi occupation of Poland and lived under Communism. These experiences, as well as the sudden death...

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Still Pilgrim

Still Pilgrim

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

$19.00

“If rhyme and meter are, as Heaney said, the table manners of the language arts, then Angela Alaimo O’Donnell has set out a sumptuous feast, if not...

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$19.00
Litany of Flights

Litany of Flights

Laura Reece Hogan

$20.00

Winner of the 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize, Litany of Flights is a luminous examination of the journey of the soul, from moments of loss to moments ...

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$20.00

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