I am thrilled to unveil the interview with my friend Denise Frame Harlan, who speaks wisdom and grace into this “gorgeous mess” of the writing life. Read, comment, and share! (And follow @TaylorU_English to join the conversation at the intersection of literature and faith.)
Category Archives: MFA
The Wait (book trailer) from Eric Nystrom on Vimeo. Many thanks to Taylor University Media Communications student Eric Nystrom for creating this book trailer using my poem, “The Wait.”
Thank you, Kelcey Parker, for the opportunity to interview over at Ph.D. in Creative Writing, an excellent series of interviews with writers, and a great resource. Somehow, the interview resulted in my bringing together Barbra Streisand and Garcia Lorca. Who knew? Anyway, this is my story. What’s yours?
Apologies for not keeping up with the blog. Book reviews are starting to come in. Here’s a very thoughtful analysis from my friend Melissa Reeser at The Instant Librarian. Check it out!
The wonderful Jenni Simmons at Art House America is currently running five of my poems in collaboration with work by friend and photographer Lindsay McCann Crandall. I couldn’t be more excited. If you get a chance, please leave a comment at AHA to show your support.
My essay on The Glen Workshop in Santa Fe, NM, and an anointing service for artists, is now up at Art House America. Read it here!
Just got news that two of my poems have been accepted for publication in what I think is one of the finest new literary magazines in the world–Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. I am thrilled about my first international publication. Cha is one of the only literary journals in Hong Kong. It has been my constant [...]
Please come out to the Fall Writing Festival at Houghton if you can make it! Scott Cairns will be here! “The Writer’s Journey”: Houghton College Writing Festival, 2009 Wednesday, September 16 10:15-10:55 a.m. Chapel: Matthew Dickerson, “Lessons on Christian Ecology from the Writings of C.S. Lewis” Location: Wesley Chapel 8:00-9:00 p.m. Debra Reinstra, “Body, Soul, [...]
We are so proud of our MFA program director, Greg Wolfe, and the amazing accomplishment represented in the new collection Bearing the Mystery. The team at Image has worked hard for many years not just to consume or criticize culture but to create it. This is a gorgeous book that debuted at the Glen Workshop [...]
Man, am I looking forward to Sara Zarr’s latest, Once Was Lost. If you haven’t read Story of a Girl or Sweethearts, check them out. At my recent MFA residency at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, I noticed the young woman scanning our meal cards at the cafeteria reading Story of a Girl, and my heart lifted. [...]