Rhonda Janzen holds a PhD
from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the University of
California Poet Laureate in 1994 and 1997. She is the author of Babel’s Stair, a collection of poems,
and her poems have also appeared in Poetry,
the Yale Review, the Gettysburg Review, and the Southern Review. She teaches English and
creative writing at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.