3—Gregory Wolfe, Editorial Statement: Bearing the Image
5—Romulus Linney, The Saint and the Magician
12—Rubén Degollado, Host
10—Eric Pankey, Four Poems
27—Robert Cording, Two Poems
41—William Coleman, Three Poems
58—Katherine Soniat, Two Poems
94—Jeanine Hathaway, Four Poems
110—James J. McAuley, Brother Cornelius
131—Morri Creech, Two Poems
43—A Conversation with Oscar Hijuelos
29—Makoto Fujimura, River Grace
98—Richard Davey, Sacred Light: The Art of Richard Kenton Webb
115—James Calvin Schaap, The Christian Writer and His Community
133—Erin McGraw, My Parents’ Religion
144—William Coleman on Andrew Hudgins’s Babylon in a Jar;
Jen Bryant on Joshua Clover’s Madonna Anno Domini
Symposium: The State of the Arts
Jen Bryant 's poetry has appeared in The Pittsburg Quarterly, U.S. #1, Earth's Daughters, and The Schuylkill Valley Journal. Her most recent book is Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Eerdmans).
William Coleman is the managing editor of Image. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, The Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, The New Criterion, and Third Coast.
Robert Cording's third book of poems, Heavy Grace, was published by Alice James Books in 1996. New work has recently appeared in Southwest Review, The American Scholar, Doubletake, American Voice, and Poetry. He is at work on a new collection.
Morri Creech lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he's working on an M.A./M.F.A. at McNeese University. His poems have appeared in The Sewanee Review, Crazyhorse, New Virginia Review , and elsewhere.
Richard Davey is Chaplain of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St. Edmunds. He is contemporary art critic for the Church Times, and has written a number of exhibition introductions, including a monograph on Mark Cazalet for Rocket Press and on Oliver Barratt for the Beardsmore Gallery. He is currently completing his Ph.D., focusing on contemporary Christian art, at Nottingham University.
Rubén Degollado lives with his wife Julie in Florida where he teaches English and creative writing at Trinity Christian Academy. He has work forthcoming in Gulf Coast , Hayden's Ferry Review , and Fantasmas , a collection of Chicano horror stories. “Host” is part of a triptych about the Izquierdo family, a project he hopes to expand into a collection of inter-related stories that will coalesce into something like a novel.
Jeanine Hathaway is the author of Motherhouse (Hyperion, 1992), an autobiographical novel. Her poetry has appeared in The Georgia Review, Poetry Northwest, The Ohio Review, America, River Styx, and others. Her personal essays are a regular feature of The Wichita Times, a monthly newspaper of popular culture and the arts. She teaches writing and literature at Wichita State University.
Romulus Linney is the author of three novels, including Jesus Tales (North Point), and twenty-five plays staged over thirty years throughout the United States and abroad. Stories and short plays have appeared in Pushcart Prize V, Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Greensboro Review, Shenendoah, and many one-act play anthologies.
James J. McAuley has settled in his native Ireland after thirty two years' teaching in the U.S. His ninth collection, Meditations with Distraction: Poems, 1988-98, is with a publisher for consideration. He is director emeritus of Eastern Washington University Press.
Erin McGraw 's second collection of stories, Lies of the Saints, was published in 1996 and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, and others.
Eric Pankey's most recent collection is The Late Romances (Alfred A. Knopf). Knopf will publish his fifth collection, Cenotaph, in January of 2000. He is professor of English at George Mason University.
James Schaap is the author of The Secrets of Barneveld Calvary and In the Silence There Are Ghosts: A Novel, both published by Baker Book House. He has been awarded top prizes from the Evangelical Press Association and has twice won the Iowa Arts Council's annual award for fiction.
Katherine Soniat 's third collection, A Shared Life, won the Iowa Prize given by the University of Iowa Press. New work is in recent or forthcoming issues of Amicus, TriQuarterly, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, Boston Review, and The Southern Review. She is a recipient of a 1998 Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and the William Faulkner Gold Medal Award.
Inquiries concerning Mako Fujimura's artwork may be made to Valerie Dillon, The Dillon Gallery, 431 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
Inquiries concerning Richard Kenton Webb's artwork may be made to the Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, 4 New Burlington Place, London W1X 1SB.