2009 Publications

Carol Coffee Reposa - Selected Poems

The poems and essays of Carol Coffee Reposa have appeared in The Atlanta Review, The Formalist, Descant, Southwestern American Literature, Coal City Review, The Texas Observer, and other journals. Her life seems to unfold in groups of three. Author of three books of poetry, she also has received three Pushcart Prize nominations, as well as three Fulbright/Hays Fellowships for study abroad. She has three grandchildren and three hobbies: music, gardening, and running. She teaches English (her 30th year) at San Antonio College.

Suanna H. Davis - Memories of West Texas

Suanna H. Davis received her PhD from Purdue University in Rhetoric and Composition. She is presently an adjunct teaching writing at all levels for Houston Baptist University and Lone Star College. Her poems will also appear in Diversion Press’s 2009 poetry anthology and the December 2009 issue of Taj Mahal Review.

Joanna Webb Johnson - Worm Farms and Cotton Fields: Texas as Inspiration in Holt’s When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

Joanna Webb Johnson is a Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Texas at Arlington where she received her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Literature. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and continues to be a huge Gator fan. Her areas of research and teaching are American literature, nineteenth-century women’s literature, and children’s and young adult literature. Her most recent publication is “Chick Lit Jr.: More Than Glitz and Glamour for Teens and Tweens” in Chick Lit: The New Women’s Fiction, eds. Mallory Young and Suzanne Ferriss, Routledge, 2006. She regularly attends conferences, presenting her fiction, creative non-fiction, and papers exploring ideas in women’s and young adult fiction. In April 2009, Dr. Johnson received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Kathleen Mollick - Reading Two Bush Presidencies Through Edna Ferber’s Giant

Kathleen Mollick is an assistant professor of English at Tarleton State University, where she serves as the Director of the Writing Program. Her dissertation focused on the reelection discourse of George H.W. Bush, and she has presented papers on topics related to composition studies and 20th century American literature.

Rebecca Dowden - Creation of Point-of-View in “The Lottery”

Dr. Rebecca Dowden is an assistant professor of English and Writing at Houston Baptist University. She is also a licensed psychotherapist. She enjoys introducing college students to writing and building their critical thinking skills. Her writing interests include: writing approaches to various disciplines, inspirational writing, practical and Christ-centered applications of psychological concepts. Dr. Dowden’s publications and professional presentations include work on integrating technology into the classroom, effective on-line teaching, building an introduction to humanities courses, a Carl Perkins Grant, and inspirational writing.