CMW Journal

The CMW Journal will be published bi-monthly. Each issue will typically focus on a particular theme, author, or genre within Mennonite Writing, and will include poetry, fiction, essays, and criticism.

Current Issue

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Sports

Vol. 6, No. 4

In this issue, guest edited by Daniel Shank Cruz, writers reflect on sports through essays and poetry.

Current Articles

  • Writing About Sports: Some Thoughts on David Wright
    Writing About Sports: Some Thoughts on David Wright
    by Daniel Shank Cruz

    When readers of the Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing hear the name “David Wright,” they probably think of the Mennonite poet, well-known for his piece “A New Mennonite Replies to Julia Kasdorf” (Lines 17-18), which wryly responds to some of the tropes of Mennonite literature listed in Jeff ...

  • Lessons
    Lessons
    by Todd Davis

    By the end of July, the practice field is burned a fragile yellow. A month from now, as cleats bite the earth, great clouds of dust will rise around us, turning our skin a beautiful shade of brown and leaving our airways coated, our snot a viscous black that shoots ...

  • Growing Up Mennonite, Growing Up Hawkeye
    Growing Up Mennonite, Growing Up Hawkeye
    by Charles R. "Chip" Frederick, Jr.

    Among my earliest memories are those of two strains: memories of growing up in the Mennonite Church and memories of athletic contests either as a participant or spectator.

    On occasion the two strains converge and the result is particularly evocative of my own experiences as a sports-crazed Mennonite. I remember ...

  • Sports, Me, Title IX and the World Cup
    Sports, Me, Title IX and the World Cup
    by Melanie Zuercher

    What did I know about Richard Nixon when he was President? I may or may not have been aware he was the President before he resigned in the summer of 1974, almost exactly 40 years ago. I just recently found out that Nixon signed a set of amendments to the ...

  • Three Poems by Jesse Nathan
    Three Poems by Jesse Nathan
    by Jesse Nathan

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  • Poems by Carl Haarer
    Poems by Carl Haarer
    by Carl Haarer

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