On the Poets

Kathleen Gunton is a poet and photographer. Her words and images often appear in the same publication. Over forty of her centos have appeared in Cura, First Things, Rhino, Rockhurst Review, and Sojourners—to name a few.

Chris Harold lives in a quiet suburb outside Chicago. He mows the grass and rides a bicycle and writes around the margins of an ordinary life. An excerpt of his memoir, which is currently seeking a publisher, can be found online at Salon.

Matthew Landrum lives in Detroit, where he teaches at a school for people with autism. His work has recently appeared in Agni, Michigan Quarterly Review, Harpur Palate, and Tishman Review. His book Berlin Poems was published in 2019 by A Midsummernight’s Press.

J. T. Ledbetter is the author of Old and Lost Rivers (Lost Horse Press, 2012) and Underlying Premises (Lewis Clark Press, 2010). He grew up on the Great Plains and lives in California, where he is professor emeritus at California Lutheran University. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.

Tania Runyan is the author of five poetry collections, including What Will Soon Take Place (Paraclete), A Thousand Vessels (WordFarm), and Delicious Air (Finishing Line), which was awarded Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and Literature in 2007. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Image, The Christian Century, Saint Katherine Review, and the book Light upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (Paraclete). When not writing, Tania plays fiddle and mandolin, drives kids to appointments, and gets lost in her Midwestern garden.

B. R. Strahan taught poetry at Georgetown University for twelve years. He served as Fulbright Professor of Poetry and American Culture in the Balkans from 2002 to 2004. He has written six books of poetry and over 700 poems, some of which have appeared in America, Confrontation, The Christian Century, The Hollins Critic, Poet Lore, and other publications. His book This Art of Losing has been translated into French, as was his latest poetry book, A Parting Glass, about a year spent in Ireland.

Joshua Alan Sturgill is an independent writer and speaker who divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Wichita, Kansas. His essays and award-winning poetry have appeared in the Eighth Day Institute’s Synaxis Journal, the St. John’s College alumni magazine, and the blog of the CiRCE Institute. His first collection of poetry, As Far As I Can Tell, was published by Darkly Bright Press in 2018. A revised second edition is due in May 2019. He is preparing a second collection of poetry for release early in 2020.

Jacob Walhout works as an ophthalmic assistant in the Chicago suburbs. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kodon, The Esthetic Apostle, and Headway Quarterly.

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