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

Monday, May 08, 2006


Lionel Basney was Professor of English at Calvin College until his accidental death by drowning. His poems and essays were widely published in academic and popular journals. He twice won the best essay of the year award from The American Scholar. Christianity and Literature published his book length poem The Snow Plough Man. In 1995 he published An Earth Careful Way of Life.

Gary Baxter is Professor of Art at Houghton College, where he teaches ceramics, 3D design, and sculpture. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY College at Geneseo, and his Master’s in Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has exhibited his work at Concordia University, Huntington College and Corning Community College.

Charles Bressler is a Professor of English at Houghton College. He is collaborating with Daniel Strait on Of Welcome and Wonder: G. K. Chesterton's and George MacDonald's s Spiritual and Literary Influences on the Lives and Writings of Lewis, Tolkien, Barfield, Williams and Sayers for the University of Notre Dame Press. The fourth edition of his text, Literary Theory: an Introduction, has just been completed.

Alison Gresik is a fiction writer residing in Ottawa, Ontario. She has a B.A. in English and Chemistry from Redeemer University, and has published short stories in Descant (Nov 2001), Grain (May 2003), and the anthology The Company We Keep (Jun 2004). Her book Brick and Mortar, a series of connected short stories, was published in 2000. She has fiction forthcoming in Image.
Lori Huth is Assistant Professor of Writing at Houghton College. She is completing her MFA in fiction writing at Goddard College.

Jean Janzen has published six books of poetry, including Piano in the Vineyard, Words for the Silence, The Upside-down Tree, and Snake in the Parsonage. She taught at Fresno Pacific University and at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia until her recent retirement. She will be a participant in the Spring Writing Festival at Houghton in 2007.

David Perkins is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Houghton College. He holds an MS in mathematics from South Dakota State University, and his PhD in mathematics from the University of Montana. He is a recipient of a Millay Fellowship for fiction writing.

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 Henrik 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, received the Walt MacDonald First-Book Award from Texas Tech University Press. The poems featured in this issue of Stonework are from that collection.

Benjamin Walker is junior English major at Houghton College

Jeanne Murray Walker is currently a Professor of Poetry and Script Writing at the University of Delaware. She has published her poetry in many prominent periodicals, as well as having published six books of poetry, the latest being A Deed To the Light (University of Illinois Press, 2004). Walker has written many essays, as well as scripts, which include Inventing Montana, Tales From The Daily Tabloid, Rowing Into Light on Lake Adley, and The Queen’s 2 Bodies: The Double Life of Elizabeth I.

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.

David Wright is a member of the faculty at Wheaton College where he teaches writing and literature. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines. He has written two collections of poetry: Lines from the Provinces(2000), and more recently, A Liturgy for Stones(2003). He is also the recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Artist’s Fellowship for Poetry.

James Zoller is Professor of Writing and Literature at Houghton College where he holds the Van Gordon Chair in Communications and Writing which has allowed him to the time to complete Living on the Floodplain, a collection of poems to be published in 2007 by WordFram.