In this episode of Dialogue Gospel Study, Susan Elizabeth Howe considers the encouragements found within Hebrews.

After receiving her undergraduate degree in Spanish and French from Brigham Young University, poet, playwright, and editor Susan Elizabeth Howe turned her focus to creative writing, earning an MA from the University of Utah and a PhD from the University of Denver. Howe is the author of the poetry collections Salt (2013) and Stone Spirits (1997), which won the Charles Redd Center Publication Prize and the Association for Mormon Letters Award in Poetry. Her poetry has been anthologized in Great and Peculiar Beauty: A Utah Reader (1995) and Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems (1989). She has also published plays, essays, and short stories, and her commissioned poem “Utah: Five Sacred Lessons” was performed with musical accompaniment by the Utah Symphony in 1999.Howe is the co-editor of Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women (2004) and the co-editor, with Marie Cornwall, of Women of Wisdom and Knowledge (1990). She has taught at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the University of Denver, where she was the managing editor of the Denver Quarterly. Howe has also been a contributing editor to Tar River Poetry and the poetry editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and Literature and Belief. She lives in Utah.