Luci Shaw | What the Light Was Like | Gazelle Books

What the Light Was Like

Luci Shaw

Author: Luci Shaw | ISBN: 0974342793 : 9780974342795 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155 x 230mm | Pages: 79 | Weight: .124 Kg. | Published: Midpoint Trade Books (WordFarm Ltd) – August 2006 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

In this new collection

Luci Shaw holds up both world and words to the light, revealing to you what has been there all along and teaching you how to see it for yourself — with honesty, precision and patience.

“This is what a sacramental poetry sounds like,” says fellow poet Paul Mariani of Luci Shaw’s new collection, What the Light Was Like. Shaw holds up both world and words to the light, revealing to us what has been there all along and teaching us how to see it for ourselves—with honesty, precision and patience.

“When William Stafford died, I wondered who there was to carry on in his spirit—humane, attentive, droll, faithful, and for whom writing was as natural as breathing. And, reading What the Light Was Like I see it has been Luci Shaw all along.” — Mark Jarman, author, Body and Soul: Essays on Poetry

“In Luci Shaw’s poems, which manage the almost impossible feat of being sacerdotal without being sanctimonious, God reveals himself through nature.” —Andrew Hudgins, author Babylon in a Jar

Luci Shaw

was born in 1928 in London, England, and has lived in Canada, Australia and the U.S.A. A 1953 high honors graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, she became co-founder and later president of Harold Shaw Publishers, and since 1988 has been a Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. Shaw is a frequent retreat facilitator and leads writing workshops in church and university settings. She has lectured in North America and abroad on topics such as art and spirituality, the Christian imagination, poetry-writing, and journal-writing as an aid to artistic and spiritual growth.


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