Luci Shaw was born in 1928 in London, England, and has lived in Canada, Australia and the U.S.A. A 1953 honors graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, she was cofounder and later president of Harold Shaw Publishers, and since 1988 she has been a Writer in Residence at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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.
A charter member of the Chrysostom Society of Writers, Shaw is author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry and editor of three poetry anthologies and a festschrift. She is also author of several nonfction prose books, including the recent books Adventure of Ascent and Thumbprint in the Clay (both from InterVarsity Press) and three books coauthored with Madeleine L'Engle, WinterSong (Regent), Friends for the Journey (Regent), and A Prayer Book for Spiritual Friends (Augsburg/Fortess).
Her poems and essays have been widely anthologized, and they regularly appear in periodicals such as Books & Culture, The Christian Century, Crux, amp;Image, Nimble Spirit, Radix, Rock & Sling, Stonework and Weavings. Musical settings for several of her poems have been composed by Knut Nystedt, Alice Parker, Frederick Frahm and Allen Cline.
Shaw is poetry editor and contributing editor of Radix, a quarterly journal published in Berkeley, California, that celebrates art, literature, music, psychology, science and the media. She is also poetry and fiction editor of Crux, a quarterly academic journal published by Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She and her husband, John Hoyte, live in Bellingham, Washington. Her website (lucishaw.com) reflects some of her many interests, including sailing, tent camping, knitting, gardening and wilderness photography.
Luci Shaw Online
Check out Luci's website.
Check out Luci's interview with ExploreFaith.org (from 2008)
And watch a YouTube video of Luci talking about "inevitable surprise."
Other Books by Luci Shaw
Edited Collection of Poetry
With Madeleine L'Engle
Adventure of Ascent: Fieldnotes from a Lifelong Journey