Soundings 2008

Amy Harden and Kate Long, Editors, 2008

"Soundings sent me an impressive batch of work, rich in expression and imagination. I encourage all these writer to keep writing and reading. In particular, I recommend reading the way a writer reads: looking for models and inspirations."

- Dr. Robert Pinsky, 2008 Literature Judge

The 2008 Soundings journal was unveiled Monday, April 21st in The Magic Bean coffee shop to an enthusiastic audience of student contributors, faculty, and friends. Editors for this volume were Kate Long and Amy Hardin, who also served in this capacity for the award-winning 2007 volume.


Robert Pinsky, Ph.D.

Literature Judge

Three time poet laureate, poetry editor for Slate, and founder of the Favorite Poems Project, Dr. Robert Pinsky's extensive and diverse body of work has given a new voice to literature. He has published several collections of poetry, his prose pieces include The Life of David, and in 1995 he completed a new translation of Dante's The Inferno. He is currently a professor at Boston University. In 2006 Oklahoma Christian University was proud to welcome Dr. Pinsky as our esteemed speaker at the annual McBride Lectureship for Faith and Literature.

Marilyn Artus

Visual Arts Judge

Marilyn Artus graduated from OU with a degree in fine arts and has been a commercial artist for over ten years. She currently works with Relevant Products, an Oklahoma City based giftware company. Marilyn is also one of the founders of Oklaahoma City's "The Girlie Show," an annual arts and crafts even featuring women artists. The show is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.

Awards"Only he and his Mouse" by Tim Krause

Poetry and Prose Winners

First place: "Don't Eat Chicken in Your Underwear" by Jaclyn Kaissling

Second place: "Protection" by Chelsey Jackson

Third place: "Memories from Elementary School" by Taylor Walling

Honorable Mentions

"brother" by Paul Mitchell

"Drowining Keys" by Shelby Leach

"black cat" by Joseph L. Hartman

"L.A. in the Rain" by Paul Mitchell

"Poem of Her Passing" by Paul Mitchell

Visual Art Winners

"Only he and His Mouse" by Tim Krause

"Strangers, the Perfect" by Tim Krause

"xcel" by Stephanie Walters

Visual Arts Honorable Mentions

"Things Fall Apart" by Yu Takebe

"Self-Portrait" by Rachel Miller