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Angela Alaimo O'Donnell teaches English and American Catholic Studies at Fordham University where she also serves as Associate Director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. Her publications include several chapbooks and two collections of poetry, Moving House (WordTech Communications, 2009) and Saint Sinatra (WordTech Communications, 2011), as well as The Province of Joy (Paraclete Press, 2012), a "book of hours" based on the prayer life of Flannery O'Connor. A new collection of poems, Waking My Mother, is forthcoming in 2013. Her poems and essays have appeared in Anglican Theological Review, Christian Century, Christianity & Literature, Commonweal, First Things, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Mezzo Cammin, among other journals.;

Chris Anderson is a professor of English at Oregon State University and a Roman Catholic deacon. He has written, co-written, or edited fourteen books in a variety of genres and on a variety of subjects, including Free/Style: A Direct Approach to Writing (Houghton Mifflin, 1992); Edge Effects: Notes from an Oregon Forest (Iowa, 1993), a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction; and Teaching as Believing: Faith in the University (Baylor, 2004). He recently published a volume of poems, The Next Thing Always Belongs (Airlie, 2011).

Patricia N. Benson is a Dominican Sister of Adrian, Michigan. She serves as Associate Professor of Spirituality at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit and Director of the school's Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program, funded by the Lilly Endowment. Combining her scientific and theological studies, she also teaches a course on Theology, Ecology and Spirituality and chairs the Ecology Committee at ETS.

Paula Bohince is the author of The Children (2012) and Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods (2008). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The TLS, The Nation, Granta, and elsewhere. She has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. She lives in Pennsylvania and was the 2012 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place.

Anja Bührer is a photographer based in Berlin, Germany and works as a lighting technician in a Berlin theater.;; [End Page 302]

Mark S. Burrows is the Poetry Editor of Spiritus, and a past president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. His recent books include two works in translation: Rainer Maria Rilke's Prayers of a Young Poet and SAID's 99 Psalms, both published by Paraclete Press in 2013. He teaches historical theology and literature on the faculty of the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum (Germany). His poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals, including most recently in Eremos (Australia), Poetry, and Presence.;

Douglas E. Christie is the editor of Spiritus and Professor of Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is the author of the The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Early Christian Monasticism (Oxford, 1993) and The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology (Oxford, 2012).

Robert Cording teaches English and creative writing at College of the Holy Cross where he is the Barrett Professor of Creative Writing. He has published six collections of poems, including most recently Common Life (CavanKerry Press, 2006) and Walking With Ruskin (CavanKerry, 2010). He has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry, and two poetry grants from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts. His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including The Nation, The Georgia Review, The Hudson Review, The Southern Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Orion, and The New Yorker.

Barbara Crooker's poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals, including The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Century, Christianity and Literature, Sojourners, Rock & Sling, Ruminate, Literature and Belief, The Cresset, Tiferet, America, and anthologies, including Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature. She has won a number of awards, including the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Prize. Her newest book is titled Gold (Cascade...


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