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“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 - Paraclete Press

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
The Mystery of It All - Paraclete Press

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
This Far - Paraclete Press

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
Wing Over Wing - Paraclete Press

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
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
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
Dreaming of Stones - Paraclete Press

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
Amounting to Nothing - Paraclete Press

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
Eye of the Beholder - Paraclete Press

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
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
Deaths and Transfigurations: Poems - Paraclete Press

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
Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamienska - paperback edition - Paraclete Press

Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamienska - paperback edition

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
What Will Soon Take Place - Paraclete Press

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 - Paraclete Press

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
The Consequence of Moonlight - Paraclete Press

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
The Chance of Home - Paraclete Press

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
Communion of Saints - Paraclete Press

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 - Paraclete Press

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 - Paraclete Press

Still Pilgrim

Angela Alaimo 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 not...

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$18.00
Slow Pilgrim - Paraclete Press

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 - Paraclete Press

Accidental Grace

Rami Shapiro

$22.00

$22.00
Eyes Have I That See - Paraclete Press

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 - Paraclete Press

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
The Paraclete Poetry Anthology - Paraclete Press

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
99 Psalms - Paraclete Press

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
Compass of Affection - New and Selected Poems

Compass of Affection - New and Selected Poems

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
Hungry Spring and Ordinary Song - Paraclete Press

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
Prayers of a Young Poet - Paraclete Press

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
Charles of the Desert - Paraclete Press

Charles of the Desert

William Woolfitt

$20.00

Featured in "The Millions" — A year in Reading, Nick Ripatrazone."Each year I read more books than I can possibly review — here are 5 of the fines...

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$20.00
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
The Sin-eater - Paraclete Press

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 - Paraclete Press

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 - Paraclete Press

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 - Paraclete Press

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
Andalusian Hours - Paraclete Press

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

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