3— Gregory Wolfe, Editorial Statement: Stalking the Spirit
7—Meredith K. Gray, Dispatches from the Prayer Tower
47—Ingrid Hill, The Kiss of Sitting Bull
20—Jeanine Hathaway, Two Poems
35—Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Two Poems
44—Garret Keizer, Three Poems
56—Kathleen Wakefield, Once
67—Anne Pierson Wiese, Two Poems
83—Katherine Soniat, Two Poems
90—Theodore Worozbyt, Aphorisms
104—Bruce Bond, Two Poems
117—Katy Didden, Three Poems
57—A Conversation with Patricia Hampl
23—A Conversation with Makoto Fujimura about Georges Rouault
37—William Dyrness, Seeing through the Darkness: Georges Rouault’s Vision of Christ
Read our web-exclusive interview with Dyrness here.
85—Carol Ann Davis, On Brotherhood and Crucifixion
92—Jeanne Murray Walker, The Reading Wars
106—Allison Backous, Lament
69—Ron Austin, The Exiles: Finding the Story
Ron Austin is a veteran screenwriter and producer with over a hundred credits in film and
television. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild,
he has won two lifetime achievement awards from the Writers Guild of America. He is the author of
In a New Light: Spirituality and the Media Arts and the forthcoming Peregrino: A Pilgrim Journey
into Catholic Mexico, both from Eerdmans.
Stephen Baarendse is a professor of English at Columbia International University. His interview
with Makoto Fujimura on Georges Rouault was conducted as research for his PhD dissertation at
the University of South Carolina on the work of Rouault, Pascal, Mauriac, and O’Connor.
Allison Backous graduated from the Seattle Pacific MFA program. She writes occasional pieces for
Image’s blog, Good Letters; Duke Divinity’s Faith and Leadership blog; and Perspectives: A Journal
of Reformed Thought. She is the creative writing editor for The Other Journal and a professor of
English at Kuyper College.
Bruce Bond’s most recent books include Peal, Cinder (both from Etruscan), Blind Rain
(Louisiana State), and The Anteroom of Paradise (Silverfish). He is the Regents Professor of English
at the University of North Texas and the poetry editor of American Literary Review.
Robert Clark’s books include the novels Love Among the Ruins (Vintage), In the Deep Midwinter,
Mr. White’s Confession (both from Picador); the nonfiction works The Solace of Food (Steerforth), My
Grandfather’s House (Picador), and most recently, Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of
Masterpieces (Doubleday). He teaches in the Seattle Pacific MFA program.
Carol Ann Davis’s first collection is Psalm (Tupelo). The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in
poetry, she has recently published work in Volt, Agni, Kenyon Review, and Denver Quarterly. She
is a professor at the College of Charleston, where she directs the undergraduate creative writing
program. She is also the poetry editor of Crazyhorse.
Katy Didden is pursuing a PhD in literature and creative writing at the University of Missouri. Her
work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Shenandoah, Smartish Pace, and Poetry.
William Dyrness is a professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. His latest
book, Poetic Theology, is forthcoming from Eerdmans.
Makoto Fujimura just completed The Four Holy Gospels, an illumination commissioned for the
four-hundredth anniversary of the printing of the King James Bible. The exhibit will open at Dillon
Gallery in New York in December of 2010. His essays have been collected in Refractions: A Journey
of Art, Faith, and Culture (NavPress). He is the founder of the International Arts Movement.
Meredith K. Gray is a graduate of the MFA program in fiction writing at Vanderbilt University.
“Dispatches from the Prayer Tower” is her first published story.
Jeanine Hathaway teaches writing and literature at Wichita State University and is on the poetry
faculty for the Seattle Pacific MFA program. Her books include the autobiographical novel
Motherhouse (Hyperion) and a collection of poems, The Self as Constellation (North Texas), which
won the 2001 Vassar Miller Prize.
Ingrid Hill’s books include the novel Ursula, Under (Algonquin), which won the Great Lakes
Book Award for 2004. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Chicago Review, Indiana
Review, Southern Review, North American Review, Story, and New Stories from the South. She is at
work on her second novel, “Widows and Orphans.”
Julia Spicher Kasdorf’s third collection, Poetry in America, is forthcoming from the University
of Pittsburgh. Her collection of essays The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life was
recently re-released by Keystone. She teaches in the MFA program at Penn State.
Garret Keizer is a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine and the author of six books, most
recently The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want (Public Affairs). His poetry has appeared in
the New Yorker, AGNI, Best American Poetry, and Image issues 40 and 52.
Katherine Soniat’s fifth collection of poems, The Swing Girl, is forthcoming from Louisiana State
University Press in 2011, and her sixth, A Raft, a Boat, a Bridge, is coming out from Dream Horse
in 2012. Earlier collections include A Shared Life (Iowa), which won the Iowa Prize. More poems
will appear soon in the Denver Quarterly, Antioch Review, Chariton Review, and others. She teaches
in the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.
Kathleen Wakefield is the author of Notations on the Visible World (Anhinga), winner of the 1999
Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry,
Christian Century, and Midwest Quarterly. She teaches creative writing at the Eastman School of
Music and in the schools of Rochester, New York, with the Poets in the Schools program.
Jeanne Murray Walker’s most recent poetry collection is New Tracks, Night Falling (Eerdmans).
Her scripts have been produced in theaters in Boston, Washington, Chicago, and London, and her
awards include NEA and Pew Fellowships. She is professor of English at the University of Delaware
and teaches in the Seattle Pacific MFA program.
Anne Pierson Wiese’s first collection, Floating City (Louisiana State) received the Academy of
American Poets Walt Whitman Award for 2006. She has been awarded a Fellowship in Poetry from
the New York Foundation for the Arts and the “Discovery”/The Nation poetry prize. Her work
has appeared in Ploughshares, Hudson Review, Literary Imagination, and Raritan, among others.
Theodore Worozbyt’s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Crazyhorse, Iowa
Review, New England Review, Po&sie, Southern Review, and Quarterly West. He has published two
books of poetry, The Dauber Wings (Dream Horse) and Letters of Transit (Massachusetts), which
won the 2007 Juniper Prize. He is an assistant professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College.