Stonework is published by Houghton College, a Christian liberal arts college located in New York’s rural Genesee Valley. Stonework seeks a diverse mix of mature and emerging voices in fellowship with the evangelical tradition. Published twice a year, the journal reflects the arts community at Houghton College where excellence in music, writing, and the visual arts has long been a distinctive.

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  • Issue 6
    Poetry by Paul Willis and Thom Satterlee. Fiction and interview with Lori Huth. Essay by James Wardwell, and student poets from Christian campuses.
  • Issue 5
    Poetry by Susanna Childress and Debra Rienstra. Fiction excerpt by Emilie Griffin. Art from Houghton's 2007 presidential inauguration and a forum on women writing.
  • Issue 4
    Matthew Roth--new poems. Diane Glancy--from One of Us and an interview. John Tatter-on gardens and poetry. The Landscapes of John Rhett. Stephen Woolsey--on the poetry of Jack Clemo. James Wardwell--on Herrick.
  • Issue 3
    Poetry by Julia Kasdorf, Robert Siegel and Sandra Duguid. Fiction by Tom Noyes. The portraits of Alieen Ortlip Shea. An anthology of Australian Poets
  • Issue 2
    Thom Satterlee - Poems from Burning Wycliff with an appreciation by David Perkins. Alison Gresik - new fiction and an interview. James Zoller - Poems from Living on the Floodplain.
  • Issue 1
    Luci Shaw — new poems with an appreciation by Eugene H. Peterson & Hugh Cook — new fiction and an interview

Friday, January 27, 2006


Allison Brown is a senior completing a writing major at Houghton College. She will be serving on the staff for issue 2 of Stonework. Her future plans include an MFA.

Hugh Cook, Professor of English at Redeemer College in Hamilton, Ontario, is the author two collections of short stories, Cracked Wheat and Home in Alfalfa and the novel, The Homecoming Man. Born in the Hague before immigrating to Canada with his family when he was seven, Cook’s fiction resonates with the Calvinism and life of the Dutch immigrant community. His multiple visits to Houghton have made a valuable contribution to the campus writing community.

Jonathan Hartt holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University. He currently teaches in the English department at the Maimonides School.

Mari Lamp is a junior at Houghton College.

Eugene H. Peterson is best known for The Message his contemporary translation of the Bible. Professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, he currently lives and writes in Montana. His most recent book is Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places (Eerdmans, 2005).

Thom Satterlee is a 1989 graduate of Houghton College where he majored in philosophy. He holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and currently teaches creative writing at Taylor University. His translations of Norbrandt’s work have appeared in journals such as Seneca Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Literary Review. They were collected in The Hangman’s Lament (Green Integer, 2003). His first collection of his own poems, Burning Wycliff, will be published by Texas Tech University Press in the spring of 2006. Selections from it will be featured in the second issue of Stonework.

Luci Shaw is the author of more than ten books of poetry including The Green Earth: Poems of Creation and Water Lines: New and Selected Poems (Eerdmans). Writer in residence at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, she serves as Lay Eucharist Minister and lector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bellingham, Washington. Her most recent book is The Crime of Living Cautiously (InterVarsity Press, 2005).

Christina Turner, a 2005 graduate of Houghton College, is currently in China teaching English at the Jiangyou Normal School. The winner of second and third place for fiction in the 2005 Conference on Christianity and Literature Student Writing Contest, her work has also appeared in Boundless, Relevant and Brio.

James Wardwell teaches in the Honors Program at Houghton College. He holds an MDiv from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D from the University of Rhode Island.

Paul Willis is a author of two chapbooks of poems, How to Get There (finishing line press, 2004), and The Deep and Secret Color of Ice (small poetry press, 2003). Visitng Home, a full length collection of poems is scheduled for publication by Pecan Grove Press in 2006. His essay featured in this issue of Stonework first appeared in Bright Shoots of Everlastingness; Essays on Faith and the American West (WordFarm, 2005). Willis is Professor of English at Westmont College.

Linda Mills Woolsey has published widely as both a scholar and creative writer. Her poems have appeared in Descant, Crux, The Sow's Ear, The Cresset, and Midwest Quarterly. She is currently Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English and Communication at Houghton College.