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

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Alan Belford has published articles and essays in Canoe and Kayak, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, and Backpacker. He is currently in a PhD program in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida

Emilie Griffin is the author of many books on the spiritual life, including Clinging: The Experience of Prayer, The Reflective Executive: A spirituality of Business and Enterprise and Homeward Voyage: Reflections on Life Changes. After a long career as an advertising executive, she works as a retreat and workshop leader as a member of the Renovare Ministry Team. She is a member of the Catholic commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs.

Tineke Hegeman is a senior writing major at Houghton College.

Nan Hussey is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Houghton College.

Virginia Stem Owens is the author of sixteen books. They include several mystery novels, memoirs, and works of nonfiction. Recent works include Looking for Jesus and Living Next door to the Death House (with her husband, David Clinton Owens). A member of the editorial board of Books & Culture, she blogs at

Eric A. Potter teaches at Grove City College. His poems have appeared in The Christian Century, First Things and Christianity and Literature.

Debra Reinstra is Associate Professor of English at Calvin College. She is the author of two works of nonfiction: Great with Child: On Becoming a Mother and So Much More: An invitation to Christian Spirituality.

Jillian Sokso is an assistant professor of art at Houghton college. She holds a bachelor's from the Moore College of Art and design and a master's of fine arts from the University of Delaware.

Dain Trafton is a retired professor of literature who lives in Philips, Maine. His academic writing is mainly on English, French, and Italian writers (including translations of Torquato Tasso). Now he is writing short stories and a novel. This is his first published poem.

James Wardwell, Associate Professor of English at Houghton College, is the most faithful contributor to Stonework. This is his fifth essay on poets writing in the English devotional tradition.