Jill P. Baumgaertner
Jill Pelaez Baumgaerter is the author of four collections of poetry, a textbook/anthology, and Flannery O’Connor: A Proper Scaring, in addition to over forty essays. She has been a Fulbright scholar and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the winner of the White Eagle Coffee Store Press's poetry chapbook contest, the Goodman Award, an Illinois Arts Council Award, and the Illinois Prize of the Rock River Poetry Contest. She is a past president of the Conference on Christianity and Literature and serves as poetry editor of The Christian Century. Currently she is Professor of English and Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies at Wheaton College.