Reynolds Hall 104
MW 1:30-4:00 PM
and by appointment
Renaissance literature and creative writing
Dr. Willis came to Westmont in 1988. After graduating from Wheaton College, he took a master’s degree and a doctorate in English at Washington State University. He has published numerous poems in journals such as Poetry, Ascent, Wilderness, and Christian Century. His collections of poetry include “Say This Prayer into the Past,” “Rosing from the Dead,” and “Visiting Home.” He co-edited “In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare.” His book of creative nonfiction, “Bright Shoots of Everlastingness: Essays on Faith and the American Wild,” includes essays and reviews. He also published a four-part eco-fantasy novel, “The Alpine Tales.” He served as the Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara from 2011 to 2013.