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    New Book of Poetry by Patrick Friesen

    October 2, 2020

    Patrick Friesen's latest book, Outlasting the Weather, is a collection of his poetry spanning from 1994-2020.

    “The poems in this volume represent the second half of an already auspicious literary career that began in Manitoba and has continued unabated to this day in Victoria B.C.Outlasting the Weather, a collection twenty-six years in the making, displays an astonishing range of achievement from a writer who has continued to change and evolve while pushing the limits in exploring the human journey. Friesen has found great depth and solace in collaboration in theatre, dance, translation and music. Whether touching upon …

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    Maggie Redekop and 'Making Believe'

    September 25, 2020

    Maggie Redekop is a Professor Emerita of English at the University of Toronto. Her latest book is called Making Believe: Questions about Mennonites and Art. She describes the book as "part criticism, part memoir." It is currently available for purchase through the University of Manitoba press, linked here.

    Check out this interview with her by Andrew Unger, linkedhere.

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    Poetry of Jane Rohrer - Acquiring Land

    September 23, 2020

    Acquiring Land, Jane Rohrer's second published volume of poems, appears as #17 in the Dreamseeker Poetry series of Cascadia Press. Edited and with an introduction by poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf, these eighteen poems are culled from a life lived with an artist' sensibility in the company of artists. Pushing back against the hypocrisy that piety and provincialism often exact, the poems are reports from a keen and conscious sensibility steeped in both modernist poetics and the writer's love of land, place, and a rigorous honesty to inner landscapes.

    The book is available from major online outlets or your local …

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    Field Language: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer

    September 23, 2020

    A sumptuously illustrated catalog including poems, paintings, and essays by scholars and artists.

    Edited by Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Christiopher Reed, and Joyce Henri Robinson

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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.

    Read more about it here:

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    Love and Surgery - poems by Victor Enns

    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 …

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    New Novel- All That Belongs by Dora Dueck

    October 20, 2019

    Dora Dueck's latest novel, All That Belongs, follows a archivist named Catherine who is searching for long-lost family history. K.D. Miller calls the book "a gentle but compelling meditation on love, aging, the nature of memory, and the need to acknowledge and forgive the pain of the past." Read more about the book and the author here.

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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." …

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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.