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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
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“The Dark” by D.S. Martin

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews D.S. Martin about his poem "The Dark." Don is the poet in residence at McMaster Divinity College, and his most recent poetry collection is “Angelicus,” a collection of poetry written from the perspective of angels. Find out more about his work at dsmartin.ca.
August 16, 2022
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“You Could Call This Mercy” by Laurie Klein

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Laurie Klein about her poem "You Could Call This Mercy." Laurie is the author of "Where the Sky Opens" and "Bodies of Water, Bodies of Flesh," a winner of the Thomas Merton Poetry Prize for “Poetry of the Sacred,” and a Pushcart nominee. Laurie blogs monthly at lauriekleinscribe.com.
August 9, 2022
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“East River, South Dakota” by Cameron Brooks

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Cameron Brooks about his poem "East River, South Dakota." Cameron is an MFA candidate at Seattle Pacific University, and his poems have appeared in Poetry East, North Dakota Quarterly, Third Wednesday, and more. Check out his website at https://www.camerondavidbrooks.com/.
August 2, 2022