The Yearning Life (Paperback)


By Regina Walton

Paraclete Press, 9781612618630, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

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“These are meditative poems that seem to rise from a long and deep looking at life, in its most ordinary and familiar moments.  They invite us into the gaze, suggesting how the surfaces of things might reveal stronger truths for those who know to wait and wonder.  These pages call us to consider our lives as ‘lent by the mystery and borrowed back,’ as the poet puts it, showing us what yearning might require—and yield.” —Mark S. Burrows, Editor for Paraclete Poetry

With the publication of this title, Paraclete Press announces the first winner of the Phyllis Tickle Prize in Poetry which honors our longtime friend and advisor.

About the Author

Regina Walton’s poetry has appeared in Poetry East, Soundings East, qarrtsiluni, Hanging Loose, Scintilla (UK), and is forthcoming in The Anglican Theological Review, Spiritus, and ARTS. In 2013 she received a PhD in religion and literature from Boston University, and has published academic essays on the seventeenth-century priest and poet George Herbert, on early modern English liturgy, and on theological aesthetics. An Episcopal priest, she serves as pastor and rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, MA.

Praise For The Yearning Life: Poems

“Winner of the first Phyllis Tickle Prize in Poetry, Regina Walton offers poems that range from lighthearted to profound. Her seven meditations on the O Antiphons ponder what it means to call Jesus a key, a root, wisdom. ‘Come Emmanuel: you who ate and wept and walked. . . . / Given, you cannot be unspoken.’”—Christian Century, November 2016