Aim for a Star by Helen Lowrie Marshall

Copyright 1964
Checked out 15 times in ? years (acquisition unclear–appears to be in the 80s)
Last checked out 4 years ago

This is a book of inspirational poetry, much of it with religious references. As one would expect, most of the poetry has a rhyme scheme of some sort and is very accessible. So long as people continue to pick it up as balm for the soul, keep it on the shelves.


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4 Responses to Aim for a Star by Helen Lowrie Marshall

  1. I cannot find this book anywhere or much info about her poetry. Any good sites recommended?

    • You’re right, Christina. Considering the number of books she wrote, there’s very little out there about her. Here’s a useful catalog of her work:

      And here’s the specific link to Aim for a Star from that site:
      In the lower right of this link, you’ll see links to book selling sites. The first, Alibris, indicates there are 8 people offering this book for sale (scroll down the page to see them all). So there are copies out there in the world waiting to be purchased.

      If you want to investigate her before purchasing, I recommend contacting a nearby library to see if they either have one of her books or can locate one for you through interlibrary loan.

      Best of luck and let me know what you think when you get ahold of one of her books.

  2. Shirley Cormack says:

    I would like to reprint one of her poems – Christmas Star – but I think she has a copyright. Do you know how I can get permission to reprint it? I have no idea how to do it.

    • I am sorry that I have not been keeping up with this site. My apologies. I’m not sure how you would obtain copyright permission for the poetry of Helen Lowrie Marshall. Maybe try googling “Estate of Helen Lowrie Marshall” or “Helen Lowrie Marshall copyright permission.” Best of luck!

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