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 25, 2008

Inaugural Literature - Introduction

Three artists were commissioned to present work at the October 5 concert celebrating the inauguration of Shirley A. Mullen as the fifth president of Houghton College. Stonework is delighted to make these works available to a larger public.

Gary Baxter, California native and Professor of Art, has aught at Houghton College for 30 years and holds a BA degree in Art from SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. Professor Baxter’s work in ceramics is frequently featured at galleries, most recently in the 2004 Clay National Exhibition at Skidmore College and the 2005 Philadelphia Craft Show.

Common Elements - by Gary Baxter

Mark Hijleh, raised near Kansas City, Missouri, and Professor of Composition and Conducting, has taught at Houghton College since 1993. He holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in composition and conducting from Ithaca College and Peabody Conservatory and is completing an MA degree in World Music from the University of Sheffield (U.K.). He is the recipient of several composition awards, and his works have been performed by major orchestras in the U.S. and the U.K.

For Such a Time as This – by Mark Hijleh

Professor John Leax, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Houghton College Poet-in-Residence, is the author of ten books of poetry, prose and fiction. His most recent books areGrace is Where I Live, a collection of essays, and Tabloid News, a sequence of poems. He has taught in the Houghton College writing program since 1968.

Walking the Ridge Home – by John Leax