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.read more
In this issue, guest edited by Daniel Shank Cruz, writers reflect on sports through essays and poetry.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Jesse Nathan
by Carl Haarer