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    Relief: A Journal of Art and Faith, 2017

    The Spring 2017 issue of Relief is now available! This beautiful new issue, designed by Taylor grad Abbey Benson, features cover art by Joshua Welker. The issue expands on Relief’s signature of excellent poetry, including new poems from long-time friends Laurie Klein and Julie L. Moore. CNF offerings are highlighted by Philadelphia writer and musician Catherine Ricketts‘ harrowing “What My Brother Wore” and a new essay by Amy Peterson, whose 2017 memoir Dangerous Territory (Discovery House) has garnered much attention, including a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Finally, Sally Thomas‘ “Noise Like a Freight Train” will satisfy the literary fiction reader with its subtle power. There are many other gems here you’ll be…

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    Two Books from Making Literature 2017: Reflections by Hillary Jo Foreman

    Hillary Jo Foreman is a senior English major with a creative writing minor; she served as Conference Intern for Making Literature 2017. Her reading interests span from Ibsen’s plays to Hanya Yanagihara‘s novels, and her writing interests are equally varied, though she is currently focused on flash fiction and poetry. In addition to writing and working at Starbucks, she is conducting research under the direction of Dr. Carie King to develop a youth writing program. She intends to pursue graduate study upon completion of her degree at Taylor. _______________________________________________ Come by Here: A Novella and Stories Autumn House Prize in Fiction, 2013 _______________________________________________ The Flavors of Come By Here by…

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    Majors Present at Butler URC

    Back row: Veronica Toth, Elaina Mellott, Adam Kelly, Josh Vahle, Malinda Patterson. Front row: David Wetherell, Sarah Lyons, Caroline Nurkkala. 2016 was a banner year for our senior English majors, eight of whom presented at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). See the program for details on these diverse scholarly and creative presentations.