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

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
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
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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$17.99
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
The Yearning Life

The Yearning Life

Regina Walton

$19.00

“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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$19.00
The Consequence of Moonlight

The Consequence of Moonlight

Sofia Starnes

$19.00

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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$19.00
Almost Entirely

Almost Entirely

Jennifer Wallace

$19.00

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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$19.00
Communion of Saints

Communion of Saints

Susan L. Miller

$19.00

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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$19.00
What Will Soon Take Place

What Will Soon Take Place

Tania Runyan

$19.00

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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$19.00
Short Trip to the Edge

Short Trip to the Edge

Scott Cairns

$16.99

Poet and literature professor Scott Cairns ran headlong into his midlife crisis — a fairly common experience among men nearing the age of fifty—whi...

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$16.99
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
Accidental Grace

Accidental Grace

Rami M. Shapiro

$22.00

Spiritual teacher, writer, rabbi and poet, Rami Shapiro has taught thousands of people in workshops across North America for a quarter century. His...

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$22.00
Eyes Have I That See

Eyes Have I That See

John Julian OJN

$18.00

From rough folk-verse to high-flown poesy, from a nine-line rhyme to a six-hundred-line epic, both the style and genre of the poetry in this volume...

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$18.00
Practicing Silence

Practicing Silence

Bonnie Thurston

$19.99

Although the literary form is poetry, this is a book about the spiritual life. Think of it as an armchair visit to a monastery. Focused around mona...

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Unquiet Vigil

Unquiet Vigil

Br. Paul Quenon, OCSO

$19.99

Before In Praise of the Useless Life: A Monk's Memoir, Paul Quenon gave us Unquiet Vigil What might briefly tumble through a monks mind, or be har...

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Love's Immensity

Love's Immensity

Scott Cairns

$19.00

One of America's finest living poets has breathed new life into the early Christian mystics. From Saint Paul to Julian of Norwich, the original tex...

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$19.00
Endless Life

Endless Life

Scott Cairns

$20.00

From Saint Paul to Julian of Norwich, Scott Cairns has lovingly examined, pressed for the revelation, and set in verse the most memorable, beautifu...

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$20.00
Idiot Psalms

Idiot Psalms

Scott Cairns

$19.00

A new collection from one of our favorite poets. Fourteen “Idiot Psalms,” surrounded by dozens of other poems, make this his most challenging colle...

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$19.00
99 Psalms

99 Psalms

SAID

$17.99

 SAID’s 99 Psalms are poems of praise and lament, of questioning and wondering. In the tradition of the Hebrew psalmist, they find their voice in e...

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$17.99
The Intentional Christian Community Handbook

The Intentional Christian Community Handbook

David Janzen

$26.99

“This is a book that we've needed for a long, long time . . . . This is a book for people who long for community and for people who've found it; fo...

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$26.99
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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$20.00
The End of Suffering

The End of Suffering

Scott Cairns

$16.99

“The extreme greatness of Christianity lies in the fact that it does not seek a supernatural remedy for suffering, but a supernatural use for it.”...

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$16.99
The Sin-eater

The Sin-eater

Thomas Lynch

$22.99

Argyle eased the warm loaf right and left and downed swift gulps of beer and venial sin then lit into the bread now leavened with the corpse’s ca...

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$22.99
Compass of Affection

Compass of Affection

Scott Cairns

$25.00

In this provocative collection, rich with expression and dense with meaning, Scott Cairns expresses an immediate, incarnate theology of God’s powe...

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$25.00

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