Since 2000, Mark Bennion has taught classes in the English Department at Ricks College/BYU–Idaho. Prior to his work as a professor, Mark studied writing, literature, and languages at BYU, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Montana. His poems have appeared in Aethlon: a journal of sports literature, Convergence, Dappled Things, Ink & Letters, The Lyric, The Windhover, and other literary journals. He has also authored two poetry collections—Psalm & Selah: a poetic journey through the Book of Mormon (Parables, 2009) and Forsythia (Aldrich, 2013).
Christine Boldt, a retired librarian has lived in Texas for thirty-eight years. Chris was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nigeria in the 1960s, and lived in Italy during the 1970s. Her poetry has appeared in The Christian Century, The Windhover, Texas Poetry Calendar, and Adam, Eve and the Riders of the Apocalypse. Her collection Missing, One Muse: The Poetry of Sylvia St. Stevens was selected as the winner of the 2018 ASPS Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition.
Kim Bond writes inspirational poetry, wholesome fiction, and relevant personal essays. Her writing appears in over thirty publications. Additionally, she serves as editor for multiple Christian publications. Word lovers are invited to read her poetry blog at www.drawneartochrist.com/blog.
Joe R. Christopher published a book of poems from Mellon Poetry Press in 2012 and has published a number of poems in various journals through the years. He has also published a half dozen other books in prose and has had a play performed in an academic production.
The author of The Distance to Nightfall (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2014), Patricia L. Hamilton is a Professor of English at Union University in Jackson, TN. She won the Rash Award in Poetry in 2015 and 2017 and has received three Pushcart nominations. Her work has appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology: Tennessee, Ibbetson Street, Plainsongs, Poem, Broad River Review, Third Wednesday, Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, and The Windhover.
Chris Haven is working on a series of poems about Terrible Emmanuel, a cranky, fallible figure who considers himself to be the supreme being. Other poems from this series have appeared or are forthcoming in North American Review, Denver Quarterly, The Literary Review, Atticus Review, Newfound, failbetter, interrupture, Zone 3, Hotel Amerika, Poet Lore, Sycamore Review, Spinning Jenny, Whiskey Island, and Seneca Review, where they were named winner of the Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Prize. Other poetry and prose appears or is forthcoming in journals including Cincinnati Review, Blackbird, Electric Literature, Threepenny Review, and The Kenyon Review. He teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
R. W. Haynes is Professor of English at Texas A&M International University. His recent publications include studies of playwright/novelist Horton Foote. In 2016, Haynes received the SCMLA Poetry Prize at the Dallas conference of the South Central Modern Language Association. In 2019, Finishing Line Press will publish his book of poems titled Let the Whales Escape.
Janet McCann's poetry has appeared in Kansas Quarterly, Parnassus, Nimrod, Sou'wester, New York Quarterly, Tendril, Poetry Australia, among others. A 1989 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship winner, she has taught at Texas A & M University since 1969. Co-editor of two anthologies, Odd Angels of Heaven (1994) and Place of Passage (2000), she has also coauthored two textbooks and written a book on Wallace Stevens: The Celestial Possible: Wallace Stevens Revisited (1996). She has published essays on Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, and Emily Dickinson. Her most recent poetry collection is The Crone at the Casino (Lamar University Press, 2013).
Bill Stadick has published poetry in various publications, including Barren Magazine, The Windhover, First Things, The Christian Century, First Things, Christianity and Literature, and The Cresset. He founded and writes for Page 17, a marketing communications firm.
Page last updated January 30, 2019