This past weekend I attended the ninth Mennonite/s [sic] Writing conference. It was held at my alma mater, Goshen College, so I got to see some good friends in a nostalgic setting. Of course I bought lots of books at the excellent bookfair, which was arranged by Fables Books.
Beck, Ervin. Joe Wright (1879-1972): Goshen Folk Hero. Goshen, IN: Goshen Historical Society/Pinchpenny Press, 1988.
Braun, Connie T. “Silentium” and Other Reflections on Memory, Sorrow, Place, and the Sacred. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2017.
Davis, Todd. Coffin Honey. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2022.
Klassen, S.L. Menno-Nightcaps: Cocktails Inspired by That Odd Ethno-Religious Group You Keep Mistaking for the Amish, Quakers, or Mormons. Victoria, BC: TouchWood Editions, 2021.
Miller, Evie Yoder. Passages: Scruples on the Line Book III. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2021.
Ratzlaff, Keith. Who’s Asking? Poems. Tallahassee, FL: Anhinga Press, 2020.
Samatar, Sofia. The White Mosque: A Memoir. New York: Catapult Books, 2022.
Unger, Andrew. The Best of the Bonnet. Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 2021.
Han, John J., ed. Dawn Returns: Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2022. N.p.: Haiku Society of America, 2022.
The Haiku Society of America’s annual members’ anthology was waiting for me upon my return home. I have a poem in it: “sunbeam / on the cat / on the poetry shelf.” So the anthology also includes some Mennonite literature!