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
Glory in the Margins

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
Cornered by the Dark

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 WaoW. H. Auden, Jorge Luis Borges, Howard Thurman, Jul...

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$19.00
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
Paraclete Poetry Book-of-the-Month Collection - Paraclete Press

Paraclete Poetry Book-of-the-Month Collection

Paraclete Press

$144.00

(Additional Coupon Codes will not apply to this product. Not available for rush shipping.)“Poetry has repeatedly saved my life," writes Christine V...

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$144.00
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
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
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
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