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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  • Collage of Seoul

    Collage of Seoul

    Jae Newman

    Cascade / JAN 2015

  • Conspiracy of Light

    Conspiracy of Light

    D. S. Martin

    Cascade / OCT 2013

  • Falter


    Marjorie Stelmach

    Cascade / FEB 2017

  • Full Worm Moon

    Full Worm Moon

    Julie L. Moore

    Cascade / MAR 2018

  • Gold


    Barbara Crooker

    Cascade / JUN 2013

  • Habitation of Wonder

    Habitation of Wonder

    Abigail Carroll

    Cascade / JAN 2018

  • In a Strange Land

    In a Strange Land

    D. S. Martin

    Cascade / SEP 2019

  • Madonna, Complex

    Madonna, Complex

    Jen Stewart Fueston

    Cascade / APR 2020

  • No Reason

    No Reason

    Jack Stewart

    Cascade / SEP 2020

  • Particular Scandals

    Particular Scandals

    Julie L. Moore

    Cascade / JUN 2013

  • Phases


    Mischa Willett

    Cascade / MAR 2017

  • Reaching Forever

    Reaching Forever

    Philip C. Kolin

    Cascade / FEB 2019

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