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

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Jon Arensen is a professor of Intercultural Studies at Houghton College. In the spring he resides in Tanzania, Africa where he directs the institution’s off-campus program for the semester.

Stacy Barton is a children’s author and scriptwriter for Walt Disney Entertainment. Her current project, Surviving Nashville, is a collection of short stories (Wordfarm 2007).

Diane Glancy is a Christian writer of German and Native American extraction. Her numerous prizes include an American Book Award, an Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, a native American Prose Award, and a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship. Her books include Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea (Overlook Press, 2003), Designs of the Night Sky (U of Nebraska Press, 2002) and the Mask Maker: A Novel (U of Oklahoma Press, 2002).

Marcus Goodyear is the content and research editor of two websites: and

William Griffin is the author of Clive Staples Lewis: A Dramatic Life, the mind behind the collaborative mystery Carnage at Christhaven, and an acclaimed translator of Thomas A'kempis.

Marci Rae Johnson holds a MFA in Poetry Writing from Spalding University, and a MA in Theological Studies from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL). She is Founder and Director of the Poetry Factory reading and workshop series at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph Michigan, and serves as Poetry Editor for WordFarm, a small Midwestern publisher. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Minnetonka Review, Christianity and Literature, the anthology Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writing from Rising Generations, Garbanzo, Strange Horizons and 32 Poems, among others.

David Landrum is a member of the faculty of Cornerstone University.

John Rhett is a member of the Art faculty at Houghton College. He lives with his family in Houghton, teaching painting and digital imaging.

Matthew Roth, a Houghton alumnus, is currently a member of the English department at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania where he is a professor of poetry and creative writing. His poems have appeared in Fence, Columbia Poetry Review, Verse, Antioch Review, and the American Literary Review.

John Tatter is professor of English at Birmingham-Southern College. He maintains an innovative website, Stowe Landscape Gardens.

James Wardwell is a professor of English at Houghton College. He attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary for a Master of Divinity and received a Ph. D from the University of Rhode Island. His essays on devotional poets are a regular feature in Stonework.

Stephen Woolsey is a valued Professor of English at Houghton College where he teaches poetry and literature.