Luci Shaw

Art, Poetry, Publishing, Spirituality

Luci Shaw is a prolific poet and essayist. Her latest book of verse is Sea Glass: New and Collected Poems, and her latest prose nonfiction book is Thumbprints in the Clay: Divine Marks of Beauty, Order, and Grace. Shaw’s other titles include Accompanied by Angels, God in the Dark, and Polishing the Petoskey Stone. Her work has been widely anthologized.

A charter member of the Chrysostom Society of Writers, Shaw has also edited three poetry anthologies and a festschrift, The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L’Engle. In addition, she co-authored three books with Madeleine L’Engle: WinterSong, Friends for the Journey, and A Prayer Book for Spiritual Friends.

Shaw co-founded Harold Shaw Publishers, later becoming its president. She is also poetry editor and a contributing editor of Radix and poetry and fiction editor of Crux, an academic journal published quarterly by Regent College.

Born in London, England, Shaw has lived in Australia, the United States, and Canada, where Regent College named her its writer-in-residence in 1988. She graduated from Wheaton College and has lectured throughout North America on art and spirituality, the Christian imagination, journaling, and poetry. She now lives with her husband in Bellingham, Washington.

Festival Years: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020