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

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
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
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
Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking

Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking

Jeanne Murray Walker

$18.00

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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$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
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
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
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
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 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
The Sea Sleeps

The Sea Sleeps

Greg Miller

$22.99

This collection draws heavily from the core devotional  strain in Miller’s poetry, offering what novelist Fenton Johnson described in his review of...

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$22.99
Idiot Psalms

Idiot Psalms

Scott Cairns

$17.00

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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$17.00
Endless Life

Endless Life

Scott Cairns

$18.00

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

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$18.00
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
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
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
Accidental Grace

Accidental Grace

Rami Shapiro

$22.00

$22.00
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
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
Still Pilgrim

Still Pilgrim

Angela O'Donnell

$18.00

“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 no...

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$18.00

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