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.


Volume 37

Guests on Volume 37: Gregory Wolfe, on how "religious humanism" follows the model of the incarnation; Jill P. Baumgaertner, on violence and the grotesque in Flannery O'Connor; D. Bruce Lockerbie, on the struggle of many modern writers against religion; Roger Lundin, on Alfred Kazin's God and the American Writer; Donald McCullough, on the religious rootedness of courtesy; David Nye, on how technologies build cultural momentum in unexpected ways; Kathleen Powers Erickson, on the Spiritual Vision of Vincent Van Gogh; and Michael Marissen, on how J. S. Bach avoided anti-Judaism.