By Luci Shaw

Archive Dive: Luci Shaw on All Shall Be Well

"There is always something new ahead." — Luci Shaw

This conversation with poet and writer Luci Shaw from July 2019 offers the kind of perspective and graciousness that can come only with a long life well-lived. Join us and listen in!

I’m a new host on this podcast, and as we transition into our upcoming season, I’ve been combing through our archives and reviewing some of my favorite conversations led by our previous host, Caroline Triscik. This summer, we are showcasing a few of those here and I’m really excited to share them with you.

Today, let’s listen in on Caroline’s conversation with poet and writer Luci Shaw. This interview originally aired in July 2019, and it’s one of my very favorites, full of the wisdom and perspective that comes with Luci’s 90-plus years of living. She brings such a generous spirit to the conversation, from her stories about her friendship with Madeleine L’Engle to the encouragement she offers to aspiring writers, to the abundance of freshly-written poems she shares with us. For the past couple of years, I’ve hung on to her advice to keep journal notes when life gets too busy for more formal writing. Luci says at one point, “I don’t think anything is ever lost” — and that’s been such a comfort to me when I feel like time is slipping through my fingers. This interview is such a delight and an inspiration. So have a listen! We’re so glad you’re here with us.

— Ann Boyd

You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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About the Author

Luci Shaw was born in London, England in 1928. A poet and essayist, since 1986 she has been Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver. Author of over thirty-seven books of poetry and creative non-fiction, her writing has appeared in numerous literary and religious journals. In 2013 she received the 10th annual Denise Levertov Award for Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University.  Her most recent collection, Eye of the Beholder, was released by Paraclete Press in 2018.

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