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The Ordering of Love: The New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle

The Ordering of Love: The New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle


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From the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time comes the definitive edition of her inspirational and timeless poetry, featuring more than 200 original poems, a new Foreword by Sarah Arthur, and a new reader’s guide by Lindsay Lackey.
Madeleine L’Engle’s writing has always translated the invisible, quiet corners of our hearts into a vivid, stunning experience. Her fiction invites readers into new universes while her spiritual memoirs unveil the tenderness and resilience of the human spirit.

In her poetry, L’Engle’s craft proves just as striking, as she traverses the full breadth of the soul with her words, intimately exploring the contours of hope, doubt, and love. “It is written out of pain, joy, and experience too great to be borne until it is ordered into words,” she says of her poetry. “And then it is written to be shared.” Open-hearted and vulnerable, The Ordering of Love is a meditation on beauty, loss, faith, and devotion.

“A prayerful and powerful portrait of a writer who served her work, and served it well. May we strive to do the same.” —Sarah Arthur, from the Foreword

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ISBN-13: 9780307731838
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/15/2005
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 473,601
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle was the author of more than fifty books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; and A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the National Book Award. L’Engle was named the 1998 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for young adults. She served as the librarian and writer in residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine for over twenty years. Madeleine L’Engle died in September 2007, at the age of eighty-eight.

Date of Birth:

January 12, 1918

Date of Death:

September 6, 2007

Place of Birth:

New York, NY

Place of Death:

Litchfield, CT


Smith College, 1941

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