Poiema Poetry Series

Poems are windows into worlds; windows into beauty, goodness, and truth; windows into understandings that won't twist themselves into tidy dogmatic statements; windows into experiences. We can do more than merely peer into such windows; with a little effort we can fling open the casements, and leap over the sills into the heart of these worlds. We are also led into familiar places of hurt, confusion, and disappointment, but we arrive in the poet's company. Poetry is a partnership between poet and reader, seeking together to gain something of value--to get at something important.
Ephesians 2:10 says, We are God's workmanship . . . poiema in Greek--the thing that has been made, the masterpiece, the poem. The Poiema Poetry Series presents the work of gifted poets who take Christian faith seriously, and demonstrate in whose image we have been made through their creativity and craftsmanship.

These poets are recent participants in the ancient tradition of David, Asaph, Isaiah, and John the Revelator. The thread can be followed through the centuries--through the diverse poetic visions of Dante, Bernard of Clairvaux, Donne, Herbert, Milton, Hopkins, Eliot, R. S. Thomas, and Denise Levertov--down to the poet whose work is in your hand. With the selection of this volume you are entering this enduring tradition, and as a reader contributing to it.
D. S. Martin
Series Editor
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  1. A Word in My Mouth

    Robert Cording

    Cascade / SEP 2013

    These poems--selected from the past three decades--are firmly rooted in what Richard Wilbur called the "hunks and colors of the world." They faithfully try to take into account a world we did not... read more »
  2. Adam, Eve, and the Riders of the Apocalypse

    D. S. Martin

    Cascade / DEC 2017

    Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse brings together 122 poems about the people from the stories in the Bible. It arises from the meditations and fascinations of gifted writers, who... read more »
  3. Ampersand

    D. S. Martin

    Cascade / FEB 2018

    D.S. Martin's new poetry collection Ampersand brings together portraits & observations where the poet reflects upon artists, saints, reformers, poets, his own elderly parents, &... read more »
  4. Ash and Embers

    James A. Zoller

    Cascade / MAR 2018

    Ash & Embers embodies the inherent messiness of life’s journey, sorting detritus from treasures, identifying and naming memory, finding categories that reflect life’s winding... read more »
  5. Collage of Seoul

    Jae Newman

    Cascade / JAN 2015

    Collage of Seoul is a book of poetry tracing the spiritual journey of a man who, unnamed at birth, looks to both Eastern and Western cultures to form an identity through a love story that... read more »
  6. Conspiracy of Light

    D. S. Martin

    Cascade / OCT 2013

    There was a time in my youth when I would buy and read any and every book I discovered by C.S. Lewis. What I had found was that he wrote in a way that engaged my mind like no other writer. He was... read more »
  7. Epitaphs for the Journey

    Paul Mariani

    Cascade / MAY 2012

    In Epitaphs for the Journey: New, Selected and Revised Poems, Paul Mariani revisits forty years of writing poems, including revising many of his earlier lyrics, to shape his latest volume... read more »
  8. Falter

    Marjorie Stelmach

    Cascade / FEB 2017

    The poems in Marjorie Stelmach's Falter attempt to comprehend what Soren Kierkegaard in Fear and Trembling deems our "highest passion": faith--a task that he claims has remained the same for each... read more »
  9. Full Worm Moon

    Julie L. Moore

    Cascade / MAR 2018

    Like The Old Farmer’s Almanac chronicles the cycles of sun, moon, stars, and planets, Full Worm Moon explores the profound transitions from promise to loss, depicting one... read more »
  10. Gold

    Barbara Crooker

    Cascade / JUN 2013

    Barbara Crooker's new book Gold focuses on one of the most profound life-altering experiences possible: losing one's mother. This collection is an elegy, not just to the speaker's mother, but to a... read more »

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