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

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
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
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 He’s also added previously unpublished work, spannin...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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$17.99
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
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
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
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
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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$19.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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$19.99
Hungry Spring and Ordinary Song

Hungry Spring and Ordinary Song

Phyllis Tickle

$18.00

“I think that Phyllis was a poet first and foremost, before anything else. Here she has attentively gathered all of the poems she wished to preserv...

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$18.00
Deaths and Transfigurations: Poems

Deaths and Transfigurations: Poems

Paul Mariani

$24.00

This provocative collection of new poems is the latest in a series of Paul Mariani's rich contributions to American literature. These spiritually s...

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$24.00
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

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