John Leax

Environmental, Poetry, Spirituality

John Leax (pronunciation: leks) is retired professor of English and poet-in-residence at Houghton College in Houghton, New York. His articles, fiction and poems have been widely published in anthologies and in periodicals such as Image, The Christian Century, The Reformed Journal, Christianity Today, ASLE, Christianity and Literature, Midwest Quarterly, and others.

His books of poetry include Reaching into Silence (1974), The Task of Adam (1985) and Country Labors (1991). His novel, Nightwatch, was published in 1989. And his non-fiction works include In Season and Out (1985), Standing Ground (1991) and Out Walking (2000). Grace Is Where I Live, published originally in 1993, was reissued in a revised and expanded edition by WordFarm in 2004.

Leax is a member of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, The Chrysostom Society, The Orion Society, The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and the Nature Conservancy.

Festival Years: 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2008, 2014