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    Love and Surgery

    October 20, 2019

    Vicor Enns' new book of poems, Love and Surgery, was recently released. Check it out!

    "First comes love, then comes surgery; complications ensue. The poet describes life events in three acts: the magical courtship and marriage to a woman he met by chance, the subsequent devastation following his third divorce and below-the -knee amputation of his left leg to ease the pain of a congenital deformity. What remains is an elegy to love, loss and letting go. The poems exist in a kaleidoscopic landscape before concluding with a beautiful homage to Mary Oliver and an acceptance of the existence of ...

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    Esther Stenson's new chapbook available for pre-order

    October 20, 2019

    Esther Stenson's newest work of poetry, Showing Up, is available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press. It will be published in February, 2020.

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    Mennonite/s Writing IX - Call for Proposals!

    April 16, 2019

    Thirty Years of Mennonite/s Writing: Responding to the Past, Creating the Future

    22-25 October 2020, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, USA

    Deadline for proposals: 1 January 2020

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    Native Species, Todd Davis's latest book of poems, now available

    January 24, 2019

    Check out Todd Davis's latest collection of poems, Native Species, just published by Michigan State University Press.

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    Safehold - Poems by Ann Hostetler - just published!

    December 10, 2018

    Ann Hostetler's new collection of poems, Safehold, has just been released by the Dreamseeker Poetry Series of Cascadia Publishing. The book is available through, Barnes and Noble, and other outlets.

    From the back cover:

    Starting with the image of November thunderstorms worthy of July followed next day by snow flurries, in her title poem "Safehold," Ann Hostetler grieves that the weather's off, that racists rise, making her wonder "How long can we deny the signs?" Poignantly she concludes, "Like Noah, I build an ark, / gathering what I love inside-- / this frail coracle / of words." That coracle ...

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    New and Forthcoming in the Journal of Mennonite Writing

    October 28, 2018

    Our current issue, Writing as resistance in the Information Age, is guest edited by Hope Nisly and Erin Wahl. Click on "read more" below to find out about our forthcoming issues, including our COLLEGE STUDENT ISSUE and CONTEST.

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    Mennonite/s Writing: Celebrating Thirty Years, Oct. 22-25, 2020

    October 28, 2018

    Save the dates for the next major Mennonite/s Writing conference will be held at Goshen College on October 22-25, 2020. It will celebrate the marvelous work that has emerged since the first conference was held at the University of Waterloo in 1990 and look toward the next thirty years.

    Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming months, including the call for papers, which should be released later this fall.

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    Writing in the Information Age - Call for Submissions

    October 28, 2018

    The Journal of Mennonite Writing invites submissions for an issue dedicated to Writing in the Information Age, guest edited by Erin Renee Wahl and Hope Nisly.

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    New Poems from Di Brandt!

    October 14, 2018

    Glitter and Fall, Di. Brandt's newest book of poems, has just been published by Turnstone Press.

    Publisher's description: Inspired by the Dao de Jing, Brandt's responses explore the intersections of east and west, male and female, bringing her prairie sensibilities to the second most translated work in the world. The result is an ecstatic poetic experience that is deeply feminine, celebrating a rich culture filled with woman mystics and Divine beings.

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    Call for Submissions: Traditions in Translation

    August 1, 2018
    "Traditions in Translation"
    Call for writing exploring the idea of "translating" texts and traditions from their original use into new expressions.
    Write your own translation or reinterpretation of a scripture or text that has been sacred to you--writing "with" or "against" the text. Write about your experience within, around, or outside of a faith tradition. Explore a sacred tradition or experience translated into a new time or place. Write about a family tradition that has continued or fallen away. Experiment with form: for example, write in the style of a hymn or song that has been important in ...
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