3—Gregory Wolfe, Editorial Statement: Religious But Not Spiritual
7—Charles Turner, Ends of the Earth
39—Jessica Murphy Moo, The Kind that Heals
20—Scott Cairns, Three Poems
Read our web-exclusive interview with Scott Cairns.
35—Kate Daniels, Sheet: A Psychology of Hatred
53—Dana Littlepage Smith, Two Poems
63—John Poch, Two Poems
65—Steve Kronen, Two Poems
78—Roxane Beth Johnson, Three Poems
90—Stephen Haven, Two Poems
103—Robert Grunst, Two Poems
116—Bruce Beasley, Sunrise Insomnia Service
119—K.A. Hays, Of the Body Taken In
67—A Conversation with Jeanne Murray Walker
55—Rod Pattenden, Recognizing the Stranger: The Art of Emmanuel Garibay
81—Judith Rock, Inherited but Never Inhabited: Story and the Garden
95—Deborah Joy Corey, Conversion
106—Priscilla Gilman, Wine for Those Who Faint
23—Robert Clark, Nothing Happens: Everything Happens
Bruce Beasley’s latest books of poems are Signs and Abominations (Wesleyan), Lord Brain (Georgia), and The Corpse Flower: New and Selected Poems (Washington).
Scott Cairns has recently been published in Poetry, Books & Culture, Sojourners, Vineyards, and Best American Spiritual Writing 2009. His latest book is a long essay, The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain (Paraclete). He holds the Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair in English at the University of Missouri, and periodically serves as a visiting professor at Saint Katherine College in Encinitas, California.
Robert Clark’s many 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.
Deborah Joy Corey’s work has been included in Agni, Ploughshares, Fiction, and many other publications. She was recently awarded the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize by the radio program Selected Shorts. She is also a recipient of the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the “Elle’s Lettres” Readers’ Prize. She has just completed her third novel and a story collection, You Are What You Drive.
Kate Daniels’s most recent volume of poetry is A Walk in Victoria’s Secret (Louisiana State). She was recently awarded the Hanes Prize for Poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She lives in Nashville and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Vanderbilt University.
Priscilla Gilman grew up on the Gulf Coast of Texas and now lives in the hills of Vermont. She writes as much as she’s able and draws stick-figure cartoons for her blog, www.heaveninmyfoot.com.
Robert Grunst is a professor of English at Saint Catherine University and author of the collection The Smallest Bird in North America (New Issues). His poems and essays have appeared in American Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Iowa Review, Saint Ann’s Review, and Tar River Poetry.
Stephen Haven is the author of the poetry collections The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (UNM/West End), and Dust and Bread (Turning Point), for which he was named Ohio Poet of the Year. His poems have appeared in Salmagundi, Southern Review, Parnassus, American Poetry Review, and others. He is director of the Ashland University MFA Program.
K.A. Hays’s first book was Dear Apocalypse (Carnegie Mellon). Poems from the collection appear in Best American Poetry 2009, Yale Anthology of Younger American Poetry, Southern Review, Missouri Review, and elsewhere.
Roxane Beth Johnson’s first book of poetry, Jubilee (Anhinga), was the winner of the 2005 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. She has also won Pushcart and AWP Prizes. Her work has or will appear in Beloit Poetry Journal, Chelsea, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Pushcart Prize anthology.
Steve Kronen has received fellowships from the NEA and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and won two Florida Arts grants. He is the author of Splendor (BOA) and Empirical Evidence (Georgia), and has been published in Poetry, Georgia Review, Yale Review, and others.
Jessica Murphy Moo’s fiction has appeared in the Atlantic and Memorious. She is a recipient of Image’s Milton Center Fellowship and communications editor at the Seattle Opera.
Rod Pattenden is a curator, art historian, and theologian who writes on spirituality and contemporary art. He has recently contributed to the volume Visual Theology, as well as other publications and catalogues. He regularly runs workshops in creativity through InterPlay Australia, is chair the Blake Prize for Religious Art, and works as a campus minister at Macquarie University in Sydney (www.rodpattenden.id.au).
John Poch's most recent book of poems is Dolls (Orchises). He teaches at Texas Tech University and is the editor of 32 poems magazine.
Judith Rock has worked as a playwright, actor, professor, and police officer. Her first novel, a historical mystery called The Rhetoric of Death, was recently published by Berkley; a second, The Eloquence of Blood, is due out next year. She lives in Sarasota, Florida, where she volunteers at a bird rescue and rehab center.
Luci Shaw is a poet, essayist, teacher, and lecturer. Her most recent books are What the Light Was Like (Wordfarm), Accompanied by Angels: Poems of the Incarnation (Eerdmans), and Breath for the Bones: Essays on Art, Imagination, and Spirit (Thomas Nelson). She is writer-in-residence at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.
Dana Littlepage Smith is a teacher and chaplain at Exeter Cathedral School in Devon. She has published two books of poetry, Women Clothed with the Sun (Louisiana State), and Black Elk Dances for Queen Victoria (Cinnamon). Her poetry has been published in Stand, American Voice, New Virginia Review, and Blackbird.
Charles Turner has been publishing short stories and essays since 1965. His most recent novel is Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble (Lion). He has also written a picture book, The Turtle and the Moon (Dutton), and co-authored a treatise on the spirituality of bread, The Feast (Harper). His plays have been produced in professional and community theaters.