Stonework is published by Houghton College, a Christian liberal arts college located in New York’s rural Genesee Valley. Stonework seeks a diverse mix of mature and emerging voices in fellowship with the evangelical tradition. Published twice a year, the journal reflects the arts community at Houghton College where excellence in music, writing, and the visual arts has long been a distinctive.

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  • Issue 6
    Poetry by Paul Willis and Thom Satterlee. Fiction and interview with Lori Huth. Essay by James Wardwell, and student poets from Christian campuses.
  • Issue 5
    Poetry by Susanna Childress and Debra Rienstra. Fiction excerpt by Emilie Griffin. Art from Houghton's 2007 presidential inauguration and a forum on women writing.
  • Issue 4
    Matthew Roth--new poems. Diane Glancy--from One of Us and an interview. John Tatter-on gardens and poetry. The Landscapes of John Rhett. Stephen Woolsey--on the poetry of Jack Clemo. James Wardwell--on Herrick.
  • Issue 3
    Poetry by Julia Kasdorf, Robert Siegel and Sandra Duguid. Fiction by Tom Noyes. The portraits of Alieen Ortlip Shea. An anthology of Australian Poets
  • Issue 2
    Thom Satterlee - Poems from Burning Wycliff with an appreciation by David Perkins. Alison Gresik - new fiction and an interview. James Zoller - Poems from Living on the Floodplain.
  • Issue 1
    Luci Shaw — new poems with an appreciation by Eugene H. Peterson & Hugh Cook — new fiction and an interview

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It Makes One Think

~Robert Siegel

He had a fit—tore the lion limb from limb
and killed thirty Philistines over a party joke.
When a girl he hated was taken from him,
he burnt their crops up: a sour, ill-tempered bloke.
When they came after him, he smote them hip and thigh;
when captured, escaped, grabbing the jaw of an ass,
and killed thousands more. But soon he cast an eye
again on a Philistine woman, who brought him to this pass:
Delilah (clever, and needing to play both sides
to save her skin, no doubt), agreed to trick him
into revealing the secret of his strength: unwise,
though suspicious at first, he proved an easy victim
(not the last) of feminine wiles. Whatever we think of these,
weak and blind he pulled the house down on Israel’s enemies.


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