What the Light Was Like

Luci Shaw

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Subject Category: Poetry
Length: 79 pages
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: paper
Published: August 2006
ISBN: 978-0-9743427-9-5


Luci Shaw is a poet, essayist, teacher and retreat leader. Born in England in 1928, she has lived in Australia and Canada and (since 1950) in the United States.

She is the author of a number of nonfiction books, including God in the Dark and Water My Soul. Her first book of poetry, Listen to the Green, was publishd in 1971. It was followed by several others, including Polishing the Petosky Stone, Writing the River, The Angles of Light and, most recently, Accompanied by Angels (published by Eerdmans in July 2006) and What the Light Was Like (published by WordFarm in Setpember 2006).

Her poems have appeared in publications such as Books & Culture, The Christian Century, Crux, Image, Radix, Rock & Sling, Nimble Spirit and Weavings. Musical settings for several of her poems have been composed by Knut Nystedt, Alice Parker, Frederick Frahm and Allen Cline. Many of her poems have also been anthologized.

Currently, Shaw serves as Writer in Residence at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, while based in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband, John Hoyte. She also travels widely to speak and teach on topics such as poetry, journaling and the Christian imagination. Her website (www.lucishaw.com) reflects some of her many other interests—wilderness camping, sailing, gardening and nature photography.

Other Books by Luci Shaw

Accompanied by Angels: Poems of the Incarnation (Eerdmans)
Breath for the Bones (Thomas Nelson)
The Crime Of Living Cautiously (InterVarsity Press)
A Widening Light: Poems of the Incarnation (Regent College Publishing)
The Green Earth: Poems of Creation (Eerdmans)
Water My Soul: Cultivating the Interior Life (Regent College Publishing)
The Angles of Light: New and Selected Poems (Shaw)
Polishing the Petoskey Stone (Regent College Publishing)
Water Lines: New and Selected Poems (Eerdmans)

More About Luci Shaw

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