Rod Jellema

Rod Jellema is a poet and professor retired from University of Maryland, where he founded and directed the creative writing program and published seven books on poetry, including Incarnality. Living in retirement in Washington, DC, with his wife, Michele Orwin, he is a longtime member of the Washington DC Christian Reformed Church.

Articles by this author:

  • Praying for Darkness in a Year of Glare

    A Poetic Litany for Lent

    1st voice:

    Parent God of all of us, hear our prayer
    in this disruptive year: Lord, turn out the lights.
    Turn out for moments of our prayers
    and for moments of our lives
    all the lights we see by,
    or all the lights we think we see by.
    Make it dark in here, even now, in each of us.