“These are meditative poems that seem to rise from a long and deep looking at life, in its most ordinary and familiar moments. They invite us into the gaze, suggesting how the surfaces of things might reveal stronger truths for those whoknow to wait and wonder. These pages call us to consider our lives as ‘lent by the mystery and borrowed back,’ as the poet puts it, showing us what yearning might require—and yield.”
—Mark S. Burrows, Editor for Paraclete Poetry
ith the publication of this title, Paraclete Press announces the first winner of the Phyllis Tickle Prize in Poetry which honors our longtime friend and advisor.
“With a lover’s attention to the beloved,Regina Walton attends with both yearning and delight to the world at hand, apprehending the promise of that world’s subtle but sure connection to the Love that moves all things. Here we find the seeker’s hard-won wisdom made all the more compelling by joy and vertiginous expectation.”
—Scott Cairns, author of Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems
Regina Walton’s poetry has appeared in Poetry East, Soundings East,qarrtsiluni, Hanging Loose, Scintilla (UK), and is forthcoming in The Anglican Theological Review, Spiritus, and ARTS. In 2013 she received a PhD in religion and literature from Boston University, and has published academic essays on the seventeenth-century priest and poet George Herbert, on early modern English liturgy, and on theological aesthetics. An Episcopal priest, she serves as pastor and rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA.