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“Faux Thaw” by D. R. James

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews D. R. James about his poem “Faux Thaw." David has retired from teaching college writing, literature, and peace studies. He is the author of the full-length poetry collections Mobius Trip.
April 11, 2023
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“Coalsack Nebula” by Laura Reece Hogan

In this episode of the poetry edition, Rose Postma interviews Laura Reece Hogan about her poem “Coalsack Nebula.” Laura is the author of Litany of Flights, O Garden-Dweller, and I Live, No Longer I. "Coalsack Nebula" was originally published in America Magazine and will appear in a collection called Butterfly Nebula from the University of Nebraska Press on October 2023.
April 4, 2023
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“Happy Lent” by Justin Lacour

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Justin Lacour about his poem “Happy Lent.” Justin lives in New Orleans and edits Trampoline: A Journal of Poetry. He is also the author of the chapbook, Mr. Gravity’s Blue Holiday.
March 28, 2023
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“Lost Fragment from an Interview with Her Maid” by Lynn Domina

Lynn Domina is the author of two collections of poetry, Corporal Works  and Framed in Silence, and the editor of a collection of essays, Poets on the Psalms. Her most recent book is a collection of reflections, Devotions from HERstory: 31 Days with Women of Faith. She is a profressor of English Department at Northern Michigan University and is Creative Writing Editor of The Other Journal.
March 21, 2023
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Charles Marsh

Jeff Munroe interviews Charles Marsh about his latest book, Evangelical Anxiety: A Memoir. Charles is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and Director of the Live Theology Project. They discuss Charles’ upbringing in an evangelical family and culture in the South during the late 1960s, as well as his mental health journey as an adult.
March 16, 2023
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“The Fog” by Cole Hartin

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Cole Hartin about his poem “The Fog.” Rev. Cole Hartin is Rector of St. Luke's Church in Saint John, New Brunswick and lives near the Bay of Fundy, on Canada's East Coast. His popular writing and commentary has been published by Christianity Today, The Toronto Star, Huffington Post, and other places.
March 7, 2023
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“Proclaiming Psalm 19 from a Lakeside Dock” by Steven Peterson

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Steven Peterson about his poem “Proclaiming Psalm 19 from a Lakeside Dock.” Steven is poet and playwright living in Chicago. His recent poems appear in Alabama Literary Review, America, The Christian Century, and other journals. He is currently a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists.
February 28, 2023
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“Merton’s Surprise” by Angela Alaimo O’Donnell

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Angela Alaimo O’Donnell about her poem “Merton’s Surprise.” Angela is a writer, poet, and professor at Fordham University in New York City where she teaches English, Creative Writing, and American Catholic Studies. She has written 10 books of poetry.
February 21, 2023
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“Psalms Too” by Mischa Willett

Rose Postma interviews Mischa Willett about his poem “Psalms Too.” Mischa is the author of two critically-acclaimed books of poetry: The Elegy Beta and Phases, and is editor of Philip James Bailey’s epic Festus. He teaches in the English Department at Seattle Pacific University and in its MFA program in Creative Writing.
February 14, 2023
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“The 200 Pagan Students of St. Cassian of Imola” by Marjorie Maddox

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Marjorie Maddox about her poem “The 200 Pagan Students of St. Cassian of Imola.” Marjorie has published fourteen collections of poetry and is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Lockhaven University. This poem is part of her newest poetry collection entitled Begin with a Question from Paraclete Press.
February 7, 2023
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“Hawk Lies Down With Rabbit” by Seth Wieck

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Seth Wieck about his poem “Hawk Lies Down with Rabbit.” Seth was born in Texas and received his BA in English and philosophy from West Texas A&M University. In 2018, he won the Rash Award in Fiction from the Broad River Review. He lives in Amarillo with his wife and two sons and teaches high school literature.
January 31, 2023
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Metaphysical Poems by D.S. Martin

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews D.S. Martin about his poems inspired by John Donne's 19 Holy Sonnets. These poems will appear on the 4th Tuesday of each month on The Reformed Journal Podcast. They discuss “Garden,” the first poem in this series. Don is a widely published poet and the Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College. He's also a series editor for the Poiema Poetry Series.
January 24, 2023
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“The Soul of my Cat” by Sara Kyoungah White

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Sara Kyoungah White about her poem “The Soul of my Cat.” Sara is a writer and an edtior, whose articles, essays, and poems have appeared in publications like Christianity Today, Ekstasis, and The Banner. She has a BA in English Literature from Cornell University and currently serves on staff with the Lausanne Movement as senior editor and content strategist. You can find her work at https://sarakyoungah.com/.
January 17, 2023
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“Did I Know” by Nancy Huggett

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Nancy Huggett about her poem, “Did I Know.” Nancy is a writer, caregiver, and settler descendant who lives in Ottawa, Canada on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people.
January 10, 2023
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“The Prism of Neat” by Micah L. McCreary

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Rev. Dr. Micah McCreary about his poem “The Prism of Neat,” a poem used as a eulogy for Anitra. Micah is the current president of New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He is also an author, as well as a licensed psychologist. He is married to Rev. Dr. Jacqueline E. Madison-McCreary, whom he has one daughter with.
January 3, 2023
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“The Uncomfortable” by Calvin VanErgens

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Derek Kuyper about his poem “The Uncomfortable.” Derek Kuyper is the creator of Calvin VanErgens, who tells the made-up stories of people from a church that may or may not look a bit like yours.
December 27, 2022
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“Mary Cradles Her Child” by Matthew J. Andrews

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Matthew J. Andrews about his poem “Mary Cradles Her Child.” Matthew is a private investigator and writer. He is the author of the chapbook I Close My Eyes and I Almost Remember, and his poetry has appeared in Rust + Moth, Pithead Chapel, and EcoTheo Review, among others. He can be contacted at matthewjandrews.com.
December 20, 2022
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“Blackberry Blood” by Sarah (Kalthoff) Sims

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Sarah (Kalthoff) Sims about her poem "Blackberry Blood." Sarah is originally from the Midwest but has moved to the Pacific Northwest. She is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Seattle Pacific University. You can find her recent work in Opus Literary Magazine, Collision Magazine, Ekstasis Magazine, and her website https://thepleasanttrees.wordpress.com/.
December 13, 2022
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“In Excelsis Deo” by Jane Zwart

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Jane Zwart about her poem "In Excelsis Deo." Jane's poems have appeared in Poetry, TriQuarterly, and Threepenny Review, as well as other journals and magazines. She also reviews books, writes the occasional essay, and interviews other writers. She teaches literature and writing at Calvin University, where she also co-directs the Calvin Center for Faith & Writing.
December 6, 2022
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“This Cup” by Marda Messick

In this episode of the Poetry Edition, Rose Postma interviews Marda Messick about her poem "This Cup." Marda's poems have appeared in The Christian Century, Delmarva Review, and several other journals. Marda is also a retired Lutheran pastor. She used to pastor at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Tallahassee, Florida.
November 29, 2022