Brent Newsom teaches courses in creative writing, literature, editing, and composition at Oklahoma Baptist University. He is the author of the poetry collection Love's Labors and the librettist for A Porcelain Doll, an opera composed by OBU Professor of Music Dr. Jim Vernon. He also writes fiction, for which he received a Fulbright grant, as well as book reviews. With OBU Associate Professor of Graphic Design Corey Fuller, he co-edits Ink & Letters: A Curated Journal of Art, Creativity, & Christian Faith. A 2003 OBU graduate, Dr. Newsom obtained an MA in English Literary Studies from Louisiana State University and PhD in Creative Writing from Texas Tech.