Luci Shaw

A poet, essayist and teacher, Luci Shaw has been writer in residence at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada since 1986. Born in England in 1928 to missionary parents she has lived in Australia and Canada before moving to the U.S. to attend Wheaton College, graduating in 1953 with high honors. She has five children and growing numbers of grand-and great-grandchildren. In 1972 Luci and her husband Harold began a publishing house, specializing in “literature for thoughtful Christians,” which included poetry and literary biography. Much of her work involved editing authors such as Madeleine L’Engle and J. I. Packer. After Harold’s death, Luci became president of the company, Shaw Publishers. The company was later sold to Random House.

In 1991 she married John Hoyte and later moved to Bellingham, WA, where they now live. She is an enthusiastic camper, sailor, photographer and gardener.
Luci Shaw has served on a number of boards, including those of Regent College and IMAGE, a journal of religion and the arts. Author of poetry and non-fiction prose, some recent books are Accompanied by Angels (Wm. B. Eerdmans), What the Light Was Like (WordFarm) and Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination & Spirit (Thomas Nelson). Her work has been featured in Image, Books & Culture, The Southern Review, Radix, Relief, Ruminate, Basilica, Christian Century and many other journals. Harvesting Fog is her 30th book.



Accompanied by Angels: Poems of the Incarnation (Wm. B. Eerdmans)

The Angles of Light (Shaw)

Breath for the Bones (Thomas Nelson)

Colossians: A Studyguide (Shaw)

The Crime of Living Cautiously (InterVarsity)

Friends for the Journey, (with Madeleine L’Engle) (Regent College Publishing)

The Genesis of It All (Paraclete)

God in the Dark (Zondervan/Regent College Publ.)

The Green Earth: Poems (Wm. B. Eerdmans)

Harvesting Fog: Poems (Pinyon Publishing)

Horizons: Exploring Creation (Zondervan)

Life Path: Growth through Journal Keeping (Regent College Publ.)

Listen to the Green (Shaw)

Polishing the Petoskey Stone (Shaw)

Postcard from the Shore (Shaw)

A Prayerbook for Spiritual Friends (with Madeleine L’Engle) (Fortress Press)

The Risk of Birth (Shaw)

The Secret Trees (Shaw)

The Sighting (Shaw)

Sightseers into Pilgrims, anthology, (Shaw)

Water Lines (Wm. B. Eerdmans)

Water My Soul (Zondervan/Regent College Publ.)

What the Light Was Like (WordFarm)

A Widening Light anthology, Luci Shaw, Editor

WinterSong (with Madeleine L’Engle) (Regent College Publ.)

Writing the River (Pinon Press/Regent College Publ.)