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“Miracle” by Kate Bolt

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Kate Bolt about her poem “Miracle.” Kate Bolt is a recipe writer, who has published two cookbooks. She started a blog (https://www.livinglark.com/) that ended up being a catering business. Kate lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband, three kids, and golden retriever.
October 4, 2022
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“In the Dark” by Jessica Whipple

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Jessica Whipple about her poem “In the Dark.” Jessica Whipple is a writer for adults and children, and her poetry has been widely published. Jessica’s debut picture book titled “Enough Is” was illustrated by Nicole Wong and will be published March 2023 by Tilbury House.
September 27, 2022
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“Fishing Again” by Eric Potter

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Eric Potter about his poem "Fishing Again." Eric is the author of several chapbooks and poetry collections, including “Things Not Seen.” He is also a professor of English at Grove City College, where he teaches courses in modern poetry, American literature, and creative writing.
September 20, 2022
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“Last Supper” by Brent Newsom

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Brent Newsom about his poem "Last Supper." Brent is an award-winning poet and has been widely published in a variety of journals. He is the author of the poetry collection “Love's Labors” and teaches creative writing, literature, editing, and composition at Oklahoma Baptist University.
September 13, 2022
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“Mirabilia, in the Garden” by Rebecca Spears

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Rebecca Spears about her poem “Mirabilia, in the Garden." Rebecca is the author of Brook the Divide and The Bright Obvious. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and she has received many writing awards, including a Pushcart nomination.
September 6, 2022
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Jennifer Holberg

In this episode, Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell interviews Jennifer Holberg, professor of English at Calvin University, co-director of Calvin Center for Faith and Writing, and frequent writer for the Reformed Journal Blog. Jennifer discusses her early life as an army brat, the effects of the early death of her mother, and her forthcoming book “Nourishing Narratives: The Power of Story to Shape our Faith,” which is expected to come out in July 2023.
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“How the Fog Can Matter” by D.R. James

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews D.R. James about his poem "How the Fog Can Matter." David lives in the woods outside Michigan, and has recently retired from Hope College. His most recent poetry collection is called Mobius Trip.
August 30, 2022
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Jim Bratt

In this episode, Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell interviews Dr. James Bratt, professor emeritus of history at Calvin University and frequent writer for the Reformed Journal Blog. Jim describes himself as both a “Pharisee of Pharisees” and a “loyal opposition” in the CRC world. He discusses his early life, his typology of Dutch Reformed traditions in America, and his perspectives on the interactions of Christian intellectual history and American politics.
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“Everyone Pretending” by Katie Kalisz

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Katie Kalisz about her poem "Everyone Pretending." The poem appeared in a collection called Busy Griefs, Raw Towns, a poetic response to the brutality of the war in Ukraine. Katie teaches at Grand Rapids Community College, and her first book of poetry is entitled Quiet Woman. Learn more about Katie at https://www.katiekalisz.com/.
August 23, 2022