Luci Shaw

Luci Shaw

1928 – ...

Luci Shaw (born 1928 in London, England) is a Christian poet.
Shaw studied at Wheaton College, Illinois and is now Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver. She lectures on art and spirituality, the Christian imagination, poetry-writing, and journaling as an aid to artistic and spiritual growth.
She has published ten volumes of poetry (several still in print) and numerous non-fiction books, and has edited and collaborated on multiple other works, including several with Madeleine L'Engle. Her poems are widely anthologized. Shaw usually works in free verse, and typically her poems are quite short, less than a page. Nevertheless, in tone and content, she affiliates most readily with the transcendental poets, often finding in natural details and themes the touch of the eternal or other-worldly.
Shaw married Harold Shaw, and had five children. Harold died of cancer in 1986, and in 1991 Luci married John Hoyte. She and Hoyte are members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bellingham, Washington.