Poetry Collections and Scholarship
Involving Christian Faith or Scripture
Christian Poets & Poetry
Craig, David and Janet McCann, Ed. Odd Angles of Heaven:
Contemporary Poetry by People of Faith. Wheaton: Harold Shaw, 1994.
_____. Ed. Place of Passage: Contemporary Catholic Poetry. Ashland, OR:
Story Line, 2000.
Davie, Donald. New Oxford Book of Christian Verse. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1988.
Impasto, David, Ed. Upholding Mystery: An Anthology of Contemporary
Christian Poetry. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997.
Martin, Regis. Garlands of Grace: An Anthology of Great
Christian Poetry. Ignatius P, 2002.
Witherington, Ben. The Poetry of Piety: An Annotated Anthology of Christian
Poetry. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.
More General Anthologies which include Christian Poets
Bloom, Harold, Ed. American Religious Poems: An
Anthology. Library of America, 2006.
Brown, David and David Fuller. Ed. Signs of Grace: Sacraments in Poetry and
Prose. Morehouse P, 1996.
Craig, David and Janet McCann, Ed. Francis
And Clare in Poetry: An Anthology. Saint Anthony Messenger Press and
Hart, Kevin. The Oxford Book of Australian Religious Verse. Oxford:
Oxford UP, 1996.
Hirshfield, Jane. Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43
Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women. NY: Harper Perennial, 1995.
Murray, Les. Anthology of
Australian Religious Poetry. Melbourne: Collins Dove, 1986.
Olsen, W. Scott and Scott Cairns. Ed. The Sacred Place : Witnessing the Holy
in the Physical World. U of Utah P, 1996.
Poetry Responding to Scripture & Jesus
Atwan, Robert and Laurance Wieder. Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English
Inspired by the Bible. 2 vols. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1993.
_____., et al. Divine Inspiration: The Life of Jesus in World Poetry.
Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998.
Carbo, Nick and Denise Duhamel, Ed. Sweet Jesus: Poems About the Ultimate
Icon. Anthology Editions, 2002.
Curzon, David. Ed. The Gospels in
Our Image: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry Based on Biblical Texts. NY:
_____. Modern Poems on the Bible : An Anthology. NY:
Jewish Publication Society, 1993.
Domina, Lynn, Ed. Poets on the Psalms.
Trinity UP, 2008.
Daiches, David. God and the Poets. Oxford: Oxford
Edwards, Michael. Poetry and Possibility. NY:
Jarman, Mark. "Poetry and Religion." in Poetry
After Modernism. 2nd ed. Robert McDowell. Ed. Brownsville, OR: Story Line P, 1998.
Jasper, David. The Study of Literature and Religion.
Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.
Chapter 2. "Poetry, Belief, and Devotion." 10-36.
Chapter 3. "The Poetry of the Resurrection." 37-44.
Mariani, Paul. God and the Imagination: On Poets, Poetry,
and the Ineffable. U of Georgia P, 2002.
Rosenthal, Peggy. The Poets' Jesus: Representations at
the End of a Millennium. NY: Oxford UP, 2000.
Reflections on the Poetic Vocation
Clark, Suzanne. The Roar on the Other Side: A Guide for
Student Poets. Moscow, Idaho: Canon P, 2000.
Dudley-Smith, Timothy. "The Poet as Hymn Writer."
in The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing.
Leland Ryken. Ed. Grand Rapids: Harold Shaw, 2002. 387-396.
Jellema, Rod. "Poems Should Stay Across the Street from
the Church" in The Christian Imagination: Essays on Literature and the Arts.
Leland Ryken. Ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981. 327-336.
Leax, John. "Unwelcoming the Christian Poet." in The
Christian Imagination: Essays on Literature and the Arts. Leland Ryken. Ed. Grand
Rapids: Baker, 1981. 347-356.
_____. Grace is Where I Live: Writing as a Christian
Vocation. Wheaton: Baker: 1998.
Siegel, Robert. "Musings: On a Life with Poetry."
in Reality and the Vision: 18 Contemporary Writers Tell Who They Read and Why.
Philip Yancy. Ed. Dallas: Word, 1990. 39-47.
Walker, Jeanne Murray. "On Poets and Poetry." in The
Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing. Leland Ryken.
Ed. Grand Rapids: Harold Shaw, 2002. 369-386.
Spiritual Practice & Poetry
Countryman, Louis William. The Poetic Imagination: An
Anglican Tradition. NY: Orbis, 2002.
Farley, Edward. "The Place of Poetics in Theological
Education: A Heuristic Inquiry." Theological Education 22.1 (1994): 133-148.
Hays, Richard. B. "'Writing for God After
All'--Scripture, Poetry, and Proclamation." Theological Education 22.1
Poetry As Prayer Series. 7 vols. NY: Pauline P.
Bodo, Murray. Denise Levertov.
Murray Bodo, Ambrogio Bondone Giotto. St. Francis of
Carpini, John Delli. Emily Dickinson.
Morneau, Robert. Jessica Powers.
Pennington, M. Basil. OSCO. The Psalms.
Waldron, Robert. The Hound of Heaven.
_____. Thomas Merton.
Rosenthal, Peggy. Praying the Gospels Through Poetry:
Lent to Easter. St Anthony Messenger Press,
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