Poetry

Poetry

“People are hungry for truth, wisdom and beauty to help them cope with the challenges of being human, and poetry offers exactly that. A poem written by a stranger who was born 200 years ago, or 20 years ago, can articulate in a short space the promptings of our own private hearts.” —Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, author of Andalusian Hours and Love in the Time of Coronavirus

 

“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

To Shatter Glass

To Shatter Glass

Sister Sharon Hunter CJ

$24.00

Poems of pain and forgiveness, for those who struggle to find healing from a childhood marked by addictionTo Shatter Glass is essentially a memoir ...

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$24.00
Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

$19.00

These poems map a private pilgrimage to nowhere—from the chair to the couch, the couch to the chair. These poems also map a public pilgrimage throu...

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$19.00
How Does He Love Me?

How Does He Love Me?

Brad Lussier

$10.00

If you love words well-chosen, the enticing turn of a phrase, and the rhythm of ten artful beats to a line, you will enjoy this collection of sonne...

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$10.00
Glory in the Margins
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Glory in the Margins

Nikki Grimes

$22.00

A study of scripture reveals that Jesus spent a lot of time with people in the margins. As an African American, Nikki Grimes lives in the margins, ...

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$22.00
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Cornered by the Dark
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Cornered by the Dark

Harold J. Recinos

$19.00

"Cornered by the Dark is a triumph.” —Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao W. H. Auden, Jorge Luis Borges, Howard Thurman, Ju...

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$19.00
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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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$19.00
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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$20.00
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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$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
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
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
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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$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
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
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
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
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

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