Three poems written by Waynesburg University’s Dr. Richard Pierce have been selected for publication in Image journal. Pierce, an assistant professor of English at the University, submitted poems entitled “Go Gentle,” “Father Rodney,” and “Salt of Sodom,” all of which will appear in a future issue of Image.
Image, an internationally-read quarterly, features artistic works grounded in religious faith or featuring spiritual grappling. Pierce submitted his three poems because he felt they aligned with the publication’s focus on faith and art.
“Being published in Image means very much to me, and I am very thankful for the opportunity,” said Pierce. “It has been a dream of mine for quite a while. If you are a writer of faith, you want to be published in Image.”
The poems were submitted after Pierce sought revisions and feedback from a number of colleagues, both at the University and outside of it. He believes his experiences writing poetry and getting published have a direct influence on the tools and skills he teaches creative writing students at Waynesburg.
“This publication helps me to teach students the important lesson that perseverance and patience are imperative to becoming a good writer,” said Pierce.
Pierce also published a poetry chapbook, “The Book of Mankey,” in 2015 and has had upwards of a dozen other poems published in various poetry collections and reviews.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
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