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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 703 Essayists David S. Hogsette is Associate Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology, where he serves as Writing Coordinator. He is the author of Writing That Makes Sense:Critical Thinking in CollegeComposition (2009) and has published articles and reviews in Studies in Romanticism, Romanticism on the Net, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Prose Studies, and Integrite: A Faith and Learning Journal. His book manuscript Emails to a Young Seeker: Exchanges in Mere Christianity was recently accepted for publication, and his current research includes a book-length project on theocentric literary analysis of fantasy literature. William S. Durden teaches at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. His research interests include further scholarship on political realism and Christianity, particularly in the writings of Reinhold Niebuhr. Johnny R. Griffith teaches English and coaches women's basketball at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife, Suzie, and their three children, Sadie, Isabella, and Agegnehu. J. Denny Weaver is the author of The Nonviolent Atonement. Other publications include the recent, co-authored Defenseless Christianity: Anabaptism for a Nonviolent Church, three books, a co-edited volume and many articles and chapters in edited collections. Weaver is retired from teaching after 31 years at Bluffton (Ohio) University. His research focuses on peace theology and problems of violence in theology. Angela Alaimo O'Donnell teaches English, creative writing, and courses in American Catholic Studies at Fordham University in New York City. She also serves as Associate Director of Fordham's Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. Her publications include chapbooks Mine and Waitingfor Ecstasy, and two full-length collections of poems, Moving House (Word Press, 2009) and Saint Sinatra & Other Poems (Word Press, 2011). In addition to poetry, O'Donnell writes essays and reviews that engage the complex nexus of art and faith with a particular emphasis on literature and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. David Anthony Downes is emeritus Professor of English at California State University, Chico, where he served as Dean of Humanities and Chair of 704 CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE English. He has authored twelve scholarly books, one historical novel, one love story, and three religious novels. Poets L. E. Huizar completed her MFA in Poetry in May 2010 from Penn State, where she teaches composition and writing courses. Her poetry has appeared in the Saint Aims Review. A California native, her subject interests often return to the salt and sand and myths of her youth. Sarah Crowley Chestnut is a recent graduate of Regent College's Master of Christian Studies program where she received the Luci Shaw Prize for Creative Writing for her culminating project in the Arts and Theology,a selfpublished chapbook entitled, A Salted Tongue. Her poems are forthcoming in Regent College'squarterly, CRUX. ValerieWohlfeld's most recentbookofpoetryis Woman with Wing Removed (Truman State University Press, 2010). Her first collection, Thinking the World Visible, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize (Yale University Press, 1994). She holds an MFA from Vermont College. Her work has appeared in New England Review, Antioch Review, The Hopkins Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Renee Emerson received her MFA from Boston University, where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. She is the author of two chapbooks, Something Like Flight (Sargent Press, 2010) and The Whitest Sheets (Maverick Duck Press, 2010). Her work has appeared in Big Muddy, Time of Singing, and Fourteen Hills, and is forthcoming in Front Range Review and Southern Humanities Review. Nancy Corson Carter continues in her interdisciplinary vocation as writer, photographer, retreat and workshop leader, and environmental activist after a career in college teaching. In addition to many articles, reviews, and over 100 poems, she has published three books: Martha, Mary, and Jesus: Weaving Action and Contemplation in Daily Life; Dragon Poems; and The Sourdough Dream Kit: Poems. Most recently she published Near the End of the Rainy Season: Japan Poems (Pudding House Chapbook Series, 2008). ...


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