New Resources

by Hayley Brooks, Dominique Chew, Jacob Martin, Kolton Nay, and Jake Smucker

Interviews with Mennonite writers and more by the students of the Mennonite Literature class at Goshen College, Fall 2013

Thanks to the members of the Fall 2013 Mennonite Literature class at Goshen College, who have creaded new resources on Mennonite Poets.You can read interviews with Cheryl Denise, Suzanne K. Miller, and G. C. Waldrep on the collaborative class blog, Mennonite Literature - Recent Poets and Poetry. This blog also contains essays and imitations in response to individual poems by Helen Alderfer and Rhoda Janzen, in addition to those poets previously mentioned.

Direct links to individual interviews with authors and responses to their work in essays and poetry are listed below.

Interview with Cheryl Denise by Hayley Brooks

Interview with G. C. Waldrep by Jacob Hertzler Martin

Interview with Suzanne K. Miller by Kolton Nay (Scroll to the end of the Miller interview for Nay's response to Miller and a poem inspired by her work)

Response to Helen Alderfer and a poem inspired by her work, by Jake Smucker

Response to Rhoda Janzen and a poem inspired by her work, by Dominique Chew

Response to G. C. Waldrep and a poem inspired by his work, by Jacob Hertzler Martin

Response to Cheryl Denise and a poem inspired by her work, by Hayley Brooks

In addition, Ann Hostetler's teacher blog for Mennonite Literature includes links to individual response blogs kept by each student.

About the Author

Ann Hostetler

Ann Hostetler is the editor of A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry (Univ. of Iowa Press 2003) and author of two collections of poems, Empty Room with Light (Dreamseeker 2002) and Safehold (Dreamseeker 2017). Her poems and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including The American Scholar, Poet Lore, The Valparaiso Poetry Review,Rhubarb Magazine, Testimonies and Tongue Screws: Poems, Stories, and Essays Inspired by the Martyr's Mirror, Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (2010), The Mennonite Quarterly Review and PMLA . Professor Emerita of English at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, Hostetler is the web site editor of the Center for Mennonite Writing and co-editor of its Journal. She directed the 2022 Mennonite/s Writing conference at Goshen College.