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Founded and advised by English professor David Athey, "Living Waters Review" is a high-quality journal that publishes the finest writing and artwork by Palm Beach Atlantic University students and alumni. The editors of the journal are English majors and members of the English honor society (Sigma Tau Delta) that are focused on pursuing graduate degrees in literature and/or publishing.
If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.  -John 7:37b-38

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Success Stories of Living Waters Review Editors

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Green, Grey, Gold

by Johnny Hedger


Little days grow up fast

with long stokes of golden sunlight.

I count the weather marks in the bark

of the grey oak outside my door.

Traces of green tarry on the fringe

among the gold and grey.


Little days grow up

like those leaves on the tree,

slowly sipping on brackish streams,

fresh springs to inspire

beyond the sirens of sleep.


The sleep-seeker dreams

as the days grow old

and drinks in the green that goes grey

and the grey that is golden;

and the breath-breather sees beauty

beyond reach of the sleeping sirens,

at the whispering tips of treetops.

(page 37)

Stephen Brown, assistant editor, 2008

Online editor for Palm Beach Media Group, including, "Palm Beach Illustrated"

Gyasi Byng, senior editor, 2010
M.A. in English, Florida Atlantic University

Drew Darr, assistant editor, 2010
Currently working on a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Illinois, Carbondale; selected to be a graduate assistant, teaching composition

Gayle Fallon, assistant editor, 2005
M.A. in English, Florida Atlantic University; winner of the “Howard Pearce Thesis Award”

Chris Griffith, assistant editor, 2007
M.F.A. in Fiction, Brooklyn College

Scott Guild, assistant editor, 2006
Accepted into the M.F.A. in Fiction program at the University of Texas, Austin

Christopher Jensen, senior editor, 2012

Currently working on an M.A. in English at Florida State University

Jordan Kidd, editor, 2008
M.A. in Literature, University of Kansas; currently working on a Ph.D. in English Literature at Louisiana State University

Katie Konynenbelt, managing editor, 2011

M.A. in Publishing and Writing, Emerson College

Renee Long, senior editor, 2010
M.F.A. at Florida Atlantic University

Lauren Lutz, assistant editor, 2009
Currently working as an editor at Cruciform Press

Greg Perreault, managing editor, 2005
M.P.S. in Journalism, Georgetown University; currently working on a Ph.D. in Journalism at the University of Missouri (Greg has published creative writing and journalism in more than a dozen newspapers and magazines.)

Carolyn Richard, editor, 2007
M.F.A. in Writing, University of Chicago

Erin (Brown) Sisco, assistant editor, 2008

Currently working on a M.A. in English at Florida Atlantic University

Noah Thaman, assistant editor, 2013
Accepted into the M.F.A. in Poetry program at Butler University

Michael von Cannon, assistant editor, 2006
M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Literature, University of York, England; currently working on a Ph.D. in English Literature at Louisiana State University

Jennifer Yirinec, editor, 2009
Currently working on a Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of South Florida; the assistant editor of "Writing Commons;" formerly the managing editor of "The Mailer Review"

Speaking of Living Waters...

 “"Living Waters Review" is a phenomenal creative outlet for PBA students to publish their writing and art in a competitive journal. Working with the LWR staff for two years helped refine my critical eye toward literature, art, editing, and publishing. My experience solidified my decision to continue studying creative writing and publishing in my graduate studies.”

 –Renee Long '10, B.A. in English with a minor in theatre arts

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