Poetry

Poetry

“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

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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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$20.00
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
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
Litany of Flights

Litany of Flights

Laura Reece Hogan

$19.00

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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$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
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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$19.00
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
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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$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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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
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
This Far

This Far

Kathleen O'Toole

$19.00

This collection offers a rich harvest taken from one season in the poet’s creative life. Like movements in a musical composition, these poems share...

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$19.00
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
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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$19.00
Amounting to Nothing

Amounting to Nothing

Paul Quenon, OCSO

$18.00

After 60 years at Gethsemani Abbey, Br. Paul follows up his recent memoir, In Praise of the Useless Life, with a poetic collection that shows how t...

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$18.00
Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

Luci Shaw

$18.00

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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$18.00
Send My Roots Rain

Send My Roots Rain

Kim Langley

$15.99

Langley offers comfort and encouragement to those struggling with recent loss or grief, helping them find language for complex emotions, and open ...

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$15.99
Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamienska - paperback edition

Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamienska - paperback edition

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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$20.00
What Will Soon Take Place

What Will Soon Take Place

Tania Runyan

$18.00

What Will Soon Take Place is an imaginative journey through the book of Revelation. It offers a poet’s view of the prophetic, not in the sense of ...

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$18.00
Almost Entirely

Almost Entirely

Jennifer Wallace

$18.00

Rooted in the grit of urban Baltimore and the forests of rural Massachusetts, these poems remind us that life’s tensions and polarities are energie...

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$18.00
The Consequence of Moonlight

The Consequence of Moonlight

Sofia Starnes

$18.00

The act of writing poetry, for Sofia Starnes, is a “getting out of the way” so that a poem might occur, a poem that must itself become a place of ...

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$18.00
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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$19.00
Communion of Saints

Communion of Saints

Susan L. Miller

$18.00

Excerpted in Image Magazine – No. 90 This collection of poems explores the saints of the church’s history and contemporary persons who embody somet...

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$18.00
The Yearning Life

The Yearning Life

Regina Walton

$18.00

“These are meditative poems that seem to rise from a long and deep looking at life, in its most ordinary and familiar moments.  They invite us into...

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$18.00

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