In this issue we are pleased to introduce eight distinctive new writers to our readers. Seven of these writers appear in our journal for the first time. The issue opens with award-winning poems by two Goshen College students, Kate Stoltzfus and Mary Roth. (Kate’s story “The Bunny Murders” appeared ...
by Kate Stoltzfus
"Oracle" won first prize in the best free verse poem category from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association's Literary Magazine Competition in April 2013. The poem was published in Red Cents, 2012, the award-winning creative arts journal of the Goshen College English Department.
by Mary Roth
"Elder Song" won second prize in the best free verse poem category from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association's Literary Magazine Competition in April 2013. The poem was published in Red Cents, 2012, the award-winning creative arts journal of the Goshen College English Department.
by Sarah Kortemeier
From Ground Zero to Hiroshima, these poems create a network of perceptions, gently holding the globe as a whole while honoring silent spaces.
by Jennifer Jantz Estes
These two poems draw on the author's recognition of her heritage within the farming and Mennonite communities of central Kansas.
by Julie Swarstad Johnson
The first two poems below come from Pennsylvania Furnace, a manuscript which explores the history of the iron industry in central Pennsylvania.
by Lucy Bryan Green
Cally studies the rack of free weights and notes that someone has swapped the twenty and twenty-five pound dumbbells. She rearranges them, then picks up the forty-pounders sitting beneath the weight bench and returns them to the rack. On her way back to the counter, she sees a gold thread ...
by Greta Holt
After Leslie was killed, I walked the streets of Gaborone until the Botswana Bandanna caught my eye. Having nothing better to do, I went in to have my hair ‘tonged, frozen, wrapped, pineappled, ponied, braided or cockscrewed’ as the sign outside advertised. I asked the proprietress, a large woman wrapped ...
by Nathan Malenke
Buck’s biggest disappointment in his son’s ninth birthday wasn’t Jimmy’s lackluster response to his gift, but instead Jimmy’s decision to name his new hamster Armstrong.
“Buzz. Buzz is a good name,” Buck had insisted until he had felt the pressure of Mary’s hand on ...
- 2014 Cincinnati Mennonite Arts Weekend Presenters Announced
- Critical Essays from Mennonite/s Writing VI in MQR
- Jane Rohrer featured in The American Poetry Review
- Call For Creative Nonfiction-- Ruminate
- CALL FOR POEMS written “in the spirit of” William Stafford
- Greta Holt: These poems demonstrate the Anabaptist sense of living slightly off ...
- Greta Holt: How easy it is to extend invitations, but how difficult ...
- Greta Holt: The reader is seduced by the worth of the moments ...
- Libby McCord: A poignant story of a woman trying to live large ...
- Mary Thomas Watts: The shock and sorrow of a friend’s untimely death ...