Tag: Luci Shaw

Creative Notes: Book Reviews

I enjoyed reading the recent BOOK REVIEWS in Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry (Volume 46, “Intermezzo,” Fall 2019). Lora Homan Zill is editor.

Inspired by the reviews, I ordered a few books.

Two examples are:

Lanterns by Lorraine Joy McLeod. Published by Xlibris, 2018. Reviewed by Elizabeth Howard.

What Cannot Be Fixed by Jill Peláez Baumgaertner. The Poiema Poetry Series. Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock, 2014. Reviewed by Lora Homan Zill.

I also reread books by poets I have read for years and years. Luci Shaw is an example. And every week, I enjoy poems by many poets through our blogs. Poetry goes with me wherever I go, and sometimes is simply stored in my heart. Thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Memoirs

I enjoy reading memoirs.

Cynthia Reyes – the blog of Canadian author Cynthia Reyes – wrote A Good Home: A Memoir and An Honest House: A Memoir, Continued.  I reread both books this year, and you can learn more at her site.

Luci Shaw is another author I reread, her poetry and prose.  God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond is a classic.  Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey is another generous book.  Luci’s official website has more information; see the All Titles page.  She also has a page for New Releases.

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Ellen Grace Olinger

November Creative Notes

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This beautiful grey first day in November, I turned my calendar by Wendy Brightbill to the new month.  I follow her blog, a girl and her brush.  Her art adds color and hope to my days.

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As I prayed a few Psalms today, and read a few poems by Luci Shaw, I thought about the artists and friends who grace my life, over the years.

These poems by Luci Shaw can be read at her site:

Signs

The Returns of Love After George Herbert

Obedience

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new book by Luci Shaw

I’m reading a new book by Luci Shaw: Thumbprint in the Clay, Divine Marks of Beauty, Order and Grace (2016, IVP Books; Downers Grove, Illinois).  In the chapter I am reading now, she writes of the many ways we create art; and she speaks easily, for example, of letters, galleries, and poems.  All important.

Luci Shaw says, “Culture has a thousand surfaces that invite the stamp of meaning” (page 129).

For more information about Luci Shaw’s art, you may be interested in Writings and News & Reviews at her site, among other topics and categories.