A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry

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University of Iowa Press, 2003 - Poetry - 199 pages
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Persecuted by Protestants and Catholics alike throughout history and largely misunderstood by the rest of the world, Mennonites have found it difficult to make their voices heard or respected. In this anthology however, 24 poets challenge our assumptions and confront issues from identity to God.
 

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This unique and rewarding collection brings together for the first time an enticing harvest of poems by writers connected to an ethnic religious tradition dating back to 1525. Skillfully edited with ... Read full review

Contents

Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr
1
Jane Rohrer
9
Sarah Klassen
16
Jean Janzen
25
Leonard Neufeldt
33
Janet Kauffman
41
Betsy Sholl
48
Patrick Friesen
57
Juanita Brunk
109
Shari Miller Wagner
116
Sheri Hostetler
124
Julia Kasdorf
128
Audrey Poetker
134
Todd Davis
140
David Wright
147
Barbara Nickel
154

David WaltnerToews
64
Raylene HinzPenner
73
Jeff Gundy
85
Keith Ratzlaff
94
Ann Hostetler
103
Carmen Horst
162
Jessica Smucker Falcon
168
Contemporary Mennonite Poetry in North America
177
Further Reading
191
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Ann Hostetler teaches English and creative writing at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. Her first book of poems, Empty Room with light, was published in 2002. Her poems have appeared in the American Scholar, Cream City Review, Mid-American Poetry Review, and other journals.

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