Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S.

June 2014 Ervin Beck

Professor Emeritus of English

Goshen College

Goshen, Indiana

 

 

The bibliography consists of three major sections: “Individual Writers,” “Discussions of Mennonite Literature,” and “Periodicals that include creative writing and literary criticism by and about Mennonites.”

The bibliography does not include self-published books, book reviews, or individual poems or stories published in periodicals or miscellaneous collections, nor does it include memoirs except for those by established authors.  However, see “Specialized Bibliographies” below.

This bibliography was originally prepared for the conference “Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S.” sponsored by the English Department of Goshen College, Oct. 23-26, 1997, at Goshen College. Additions and corrections are welcomed.  Linda Kimpel and Linda Rouch, Goshen College, have provided technical assistance in maintaining this bibliography.

To suggest corrections or additions to this bibliography, e-mail: ervinb@goshen.edu

 

Specialized Bibliographies

 

For a bibliography of Mennonite and Amish serial fiction, most of which books are Amish-themed romances, or “bonnet” novels, see Ervin Beck http://www.mennonitewriting.org/journal/2/4/mennonite-and-amish-serial-fiction/  This bibliography will not be updated.

 

For a selective bibliography of Mennonite and Amish memoirs, see the list maintained by Shirley Showalter in her memoir blog  http://www.shirleyshowalter.com/anabaptist-memoir/

 

For a bibliography of the life and writings of German Mennonite dramatist Hermann Sudermann, see Lauren Friesen http://www.mennonitewriting.org/journal/3/4/sudermann-bibliography/

 

For a list of novels-in-stories by Mennonite writers see Ervin Beck http://www.mennonitewriting.org/journal/4/2/mennonite-novel-stories-survey/

 

 

A. Individual Writers

Books and articles (not including book reviews) written by and about Mennonite-related writers since 1960.

Helen Wade Alderfer

The Mill Grinds Fine: Collected Poems. Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2008.

Katherine Arnoldi

The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom.  New York: Hyperion: 1998.  (comic)

All Things Are Labor. Amherst: U. of Massachusetts: 2007.

Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr.

Moonflowers at Dusk. Northport, NY: Birnham Wood Graphics, 1996.

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Hostetler, Ann.  “Coming into Voice: Three Mennonite Women Poets and the Beginning of Mennonite Poetry in the United States.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003): 521-46.

__________ with Sarah Roth-Mullet.   “The Southern Cheyenne in the Poetry of Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr.”   MQR 85:3 (July 2011): 413-40.

Kirsten Eve Beachy, ed. 

Tongue Screws and Testimonies: Poems, Stories, and Essays Inspired by the Martyrs Mirror.  Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, 2010.

Kyle Beachy

The Slide.  NY:  Dial, 2009.

Stephen Beachy

The Whistling Song.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1991.

Distortion.  Philadelphia: Harrington Park Press, 2000.

Some Phantom and No Time Flat (novellas).  Suspect Thoughts Press, 2006.

Boneyard.  Portland, OR:  Verse Chorus Press, 2011.

Philip N. Bier

The Quest for Shar-I-Sabs. Pittsburgh: Dorrance Pub, 1993.

Juanita Brunk

Brief Landing on the Earth’s Surface. Madison: U. of Wisconsin, 1996.

Stephen Raleigh Byler

Searching for Intruders: A Novel in Stories. New York: William Morrow, 2002.

Beck, Ervin.  Searching for Intruders Revisited.”  Mennonite Quarterly Review 87:1 (January 2013): 41-48.

Yoder, Carroll. Searching for Intruders: The Story Behind the Novel.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003): 663-70.

Bo Caldwell

The Distant Land of My Father.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001.

City of Tranquil Light.  NY:  Henry Holt, 2010.

Linda Castillo (Kate Burkholder Series)

Sworn to Silence.  New York: St. Martin’s, 2009.

Pray for Silence.  New York:  St. Martin’s, 2010.

Breaking Silence.  New York: St. Martin’s, 2011.

Judy Clemens

Till the Cows Come Home. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2004.

Three Can Keep a Secret. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2005.

To Thine Own Self Be True. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2006.

The Day Will Come.  Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2007.

Lost Sons. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, [c. 2008].

Different Paths:  Scottsdale, AZ:  Poisoned Pen Press, 2009

The Grim Reaper’s Dance.  Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2010

Embrace the Grim Reaper.  Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, 2010.

Flowers for Her Grave.  Scottsdale, AZ:  Poisoned Pen Press, 2011.

Dying Echo.  Scottsdale, AZ:  Poisoned Pen Press, 2012.

Second Life.  Scottsdale, AZ:  Poisoned Pen Press, 2013.

J. L. Conrad

A Cartography of Birds. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002.

Todd Davis

Ripe: Poems by Todd Davis. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2002.

Some Heaven. Lansing: Michigan State U. Press, 2007.

The Least of These.  Lansing:  Michigan State U. Press, 2010.

Household of Water, Moon and Snow:  The Thoreau Poems.  Seven Kitchens Press, 2010.

In the Kingdom of the Ditch.  E. Lansing:  Michigan State U. Press, 2013.

Davis, Todd F.  “Ervin Beck: A Tribute.”  MQR 87 (January 2013): 95-96.

__________.  Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball.  Lansing:  Michigan State U. Press, 2012. 

__________.Kurt Vonnegut’s Crusade, or, How a Postmodern Harlequin Preahed a New Kind of Humanism.  Albany:  SUNY, c. 2006.

Davis. Todd F. and Erin Murphy, eds.  Making Poems:  Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets.  Albany:  SUNY, 2010.  (Poems by Julia Kasdorf, Ann Hostetler, Mary Linton, Mary Swander, Todd Davis and others.)

Davis, Todd F. and Kenneth Womack, eds.  The Critical Response to John Irving.  Westport CN:  Praeger, 2004.

__________.  “Ervin Beck: A Tribute.”  Mennonite Quarterly Review 87:1 (January 2013): 95-96.

__________.  Formalist Criticism and Reader-Response Theory.  NY:  Palgrave, 2002.

__________. “Literature and Ethical Criticism,” special issue of Style 32.2 (summer 1998). 

__________. Mapping the Ethical Turn;  A Reader in Ethics, Culture, and Literary Theory.  Charlottesville:  U. Press of Virginia, 2001.

__________.  Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Culture:  Reconciling the Void.  NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

__________.  Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism and the Fab Four.  Albany:  SUNY Press, c. 2006.

Cheryl Denise

I Saw God Dancing. Telford, PA:  DreamSeeker Books, 2005.

What’s in the Blood.  Telford, PA: DreamSeeker books, 2012.

Menno Duerksen

Dear God, I’m Only a Boy.  Memphis:  Castle Books, 1986.

Omar Eby

Sense and Incense. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1965.

Covenant of Despair. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1969.

The Sons of Adam: Stories of Somalia. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1970.

How Full the River. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1972.

Cearfoss: Four Stories. Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 1982.

A Long Dry Season. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1988.

Fifty Years, Fifty Stories: The Mennonite Mission in Somalia 1953-2003.  Telford, PA:  Dreamseeker Books, 2003.

The Boy and the Old Man: Three Years in Somalia.  Philadelphia: XLibris, 2009.

Mill Creek.  Philadelphia:  XLibris, 2010.

Yoder, Carroll D. “A Long Dry Safari.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 589-598.

__________.  “Omar Eby: A Tribute.”  MQR 87 (January 2013): 97-98.

Gordon Friesen

Flamethrowers. Idaho: Caxton Press, 1936.

with Agnes Cunningham, Red Dust and Broadsides.  Ed. Ronald D. Cohen.  Amherst: U. of Massachusetts Press, 1999.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Born, Brad S. “Writing Out from the Mennonite Family Farm: Gordon Friesen’s Homegrown Grapes of Wrath.” MQR 82.1 (Jan. 2008), 108-26.

Friesen, Gordon and Agnes [Sis] Cunningham.  Red Dust and Broadsides: A Joint Autobiography.  Ed. Ronald D. Cohen.  Foreword by Pete Seeger.  Amherst:  U. of Massachusetts, 1999.

Teichrow, Allan.“Gordon Friesen: Writer, Radical and Ex-Mennonite.” Mennonite Life 38 (June 1983): 4-17.

Rev. in Harvard Crimson, March 3, 1936. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1936/3/3/the-crimson-bookshelf-pfinding-an-intense/

Lauren Friesen

King David. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1984.

Prairie Songs. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1987.

Trans. and ed., Hermann Sudermann. The Storm Komrade Sokrates. Langham, MD: U. Press of America, 2002.

Lauren Friesen, “Contemporary Plays by Mennonite Writers.”  Journal of the CMW (January 2014), online.

__________.  “Hermann Sudermann:  A Bibliography.”  Journal of the CMW (July 2011), online.

__________.  “Hermann Suderman, Mennonite Playwright and Novelist from the Boundary.”  Journal of the CMW (July 2011), online.

Steven “Reece” Friesen

Pax Avalon: Conflict Revolution (graphic novel). Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press.

P[aul]. L. Gaus  (Ohio Amish Mystery Series)

 

Blood of the Prodigal.  Athens: Ohio U. Press, 1999.

 

Broken English.  Athens: Ohio U. Press, 2000.

 

Clouds without Rain.  Athens: Ohio U. Press, 2001.

 

Cast a Blue Shadow.  Athens: Ohio U. Press, 2003.

 

A Prayer for the Night.  Athens: Ohio U. Press, 2006.

 

Separate from the World.  Athens: Ohio U. Press, 2008.

 

Harmless as Doves.  Athens: Ohio U. Press, 2010.

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Gaus, P. L.  “Why I Write.”  Publishers Weekly 19:20 (May 7, 2012): 20.

 

Kyle Schlabach. “Review Essay:  P. L. Gaus’s Ohio Amish Mystery Series.” Journal of the Center                       for Mennonite Writing (July 2010).  Online.

Debra Gingerich

Where We Start: Poetry. Telford, PA:  Dreamseeker Books, 2007.

Merle Good

Happy as the Grass Was Green. Scottdale, PA: Mennonite Publishing House, 1975.

Today Pop Goes Home. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1993.

Going Places. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1994.

Pinsker, Sanford. “The Mennonite as Ethnic Writer: A Conversation with Merle Good.” Journal of Ethnic Studies 3:2 (Summer 1975): 57-64.

Jeff Gundy

Back Home in Babylon. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, c. 1974.

Johnny America Takes on Mother Nature. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, c. 1975.

Surrendering to the Real Thing: The Archetypal Experience of C. Wordsworth Crockett. Bloomington, IL: Pikestaff, c. 1986.

Inquiries. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 1992.

A Community of Memory: My Days with George and Clara. Urbana: U. of Illinois, 1995.

Flatlands. Cleveland: Cleveland State U. Poetry Center, 1995.

Rapsody With Dark Matter. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2000.

Scattering Point: The World in a Mennonite Eye. Albany: SUNY Press, 2003.

Greatest Hits 1986-2003.  No. 195. Columbus, OH:  Pudding House Publications, c. 2003.

Walker in the Fog: On Mennonite Writing. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2004.

Deerflies. Cincinnati: Word Tech, 2004.

Spoken Among the Trees. Akron:  U. of Akron Press, 2007.

Songs from an Empty Cage:  Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism and Peace.  Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2013.

Somewhere Near Defiance.  Poems.  Tallahassee:  Anhinga Press, 2013.

Born, Brad. “Interview with Jeff Gundy.” Mennonite Life [online] 56.3 (Sept. 2001).

Davis, Todd. “Postmodern Rhapsody: Faithful Negotiations in the Poetry of Jeff Gundy.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003): 507-20.

Froese, Edna. “Voices of Faith in The Blue Mountains of China and A Community of Memory.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 607-614.

Gundy, Jeff.  “Arrogant Humility and Aristocratic Torpor,” in World, Self, Poem: Essays on Contemporary Poetry from the “Jubilation of Poets.” Ed. Leonard Trawick.  Kent: Kent State U. Press, 1990, pp. 20-27.

__________.  “Black Coats, Pig-Headed Fathers, and Growing Souls: Some Reflections on the Figure of Harold Bender.” Mennonite Life 54:4 (Dec. 1999).  Online.

__________. “Cathedrals, Churches, Caves: Notes on Architecture, History and Worship.” Georgia Review 54.4 (Winter 2000): 673-99.

__________.  “Children and Poems: About Their Father’s Business.”  Gospel Herald, Oct. 14, 1986, 694-5.

__________.”  A Few Mutterings on Anthologies and Related Maters.” Mennonite Life, June 2004 [on-line].

__________.  ”The Fact of Community: My Days with George and Clara.”  The Georgia Review [date? Pp.?].

__________. “Heresy and the Individual Talent” Mennonite Life 57.4 (Dec. 2002).  Online.

__________. “I and Me Above and in All Things: Versions of the Self in Modern Poetry.” (Diss., Indiana University, 1983).

__________.”If the Earth Is the Lord’s, Do We Have to Hate the World? Musings on Mennonite People, Places, and Complexes.” In The Measure of My Days, ed. Reuben Z. and Joseph S. Miller. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2004. Pp. 69-84.

__________. “(In)visible Cities, (F)acts of Power, (Hmm)ility, Fathers and Mothers:  Anabaptism, Postmodernity and Mennonite Writing.”  In Anabaptists and Postmodernity. Ed. Susan Bresicker-Mast and Gerald Bresicker-Mast. Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, [c. 2000].

­­­__________. “Literature, Nonviolence and Nonviolent Teaching.” In Teaching Peace:  Nonviolence and the Liberal Arts. Ed. J. Denny Weaver and Gerald Bresicker-Mast. Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, [c. 2003].

__________. “The Marriage of the Martyrs Mirror and the Open Road, or Why I Love Poetry Despite the Suspicion That It Won’t Save Anybody.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 59-71.

__________.”New Maps of the Territories: On Mennonite Writing. Georgia Review 57:4 (Winter 2003): 870-88.

__________. “Notes toward the Heretical Sublime.”  Cross Currents 60.1 (March 2010):  24-44.

­__________. “On Jesus and Teaching.” Higher Learning and the Wisdom of the Cross:  Mennonite University Faculty Conference. Goshen, IN:  Mennonite Education Agency, 2006.

__________. “Peaceable Poet.” Christian Century, April 6, 2004, 26-30.

__________.  “Poetry of Peace.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing. 3:5 (Sept. 11, 2011).  Online.

__________. “Real Presence?” Mennonot 10 (Fall 1997), 12-13.

__________. “Scatter Plots: Depression, Silence, and Mennonite Margins.” Conrad Grebel Review 18:1 (Winter 2000): 5-27.

__________. “Some Laughter, Some Work to Do: A Conversation about Poetry with Jeff Gundy. In Trading Places: Images of Work and Home. Ed. Robert Gundy. Decatur, IL: Richland Community College, 1998. 27-33.

__________.  “Toward Post-Peace Poetry:  or, What to Do with the Drunken Soldiers?”  Mennonite Quarterly Review 86:1 (January 2012): 75-96.

__________.  “Separation and Transformation: Tradition and Audience for Three Mennonite Poets.”  Journal of Mennonite Studies 4 (1986): 53-69.

­­­__________. " ‘Truth did not come into the World Naked’:  Some Images, Some Stories, and an Immodest Proposal.”  In The Work of Jesus Christ in an Anabaptist Perspective: Essays in Honor of J. Denny Weaver. Ed. Alain Epp Weaver and Gerald J. Mast. Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, [c. 2008].

__________.”‘What Is It I know?’: Notes Toward an Embodied Gnosis.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 79:1 (January 2005): 69-88.

__________. “Without Heroes, Without Villains: Identity and Community in Down in My Heart.” In On William Stafford: The Worth of Things. Ed. Tom Andrews. Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan, 1993.

“Gundy, Jeff.” Contemporary Authors 154. Ed. Terrie M. Rooney. Detroit: Gale, 1997. 185-86.

Miller, Ryan. “Tinder for a Poet’s Heart.” Goshen College Bulletin, December 2003, 8-9.

Regier, Ami.  “Experiments in Sociolyric Voicing: Dubious Narrators in the Recent Work of Jeff Gundy and Keith Ratzlaff .“ MQR 82.1 (January 2008): 64-84.

Walzer, Kevin. “Space and Time.” Cincinnati Poetry Review 27 (1996): 57-59.

Wright, David. “Community, Theology and Mennonite Poetics in the Work of Jeff Gundy.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 625-38.

__________. “The Beloved, Ambivalent Community: Mennonite Poets and the Postmodern Church.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003), 547-58.

Ann Hostetler

Empty Room with Light. Telford, PA: Pandora Press, 2002.

ed., A Cappella: Voices from Mennonite Writers. Iowa City: U. of Iowa Press, 2003.

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Hinz-Penner, Raylene. “The Eight-Year Road of a Poet-Scholar: An Interview with Ann Hostetler.” Mennonite Life 57:4 (Dec. 2002).  Online.

Hostetler, Ann.  “Bringing Experience to Consciousness:  Reflections on Mennonite Literature, 2004.”  Journal of Mennonite Studies 23 (2005).

__________. “Coming into Voice:  Three Mennonite Poets and the Beginning of Mennonite Poetry in the United States.”  Review Essay.  MQR 77.4 (October 2003): 521-46.

__________.  “Dancing on the Bridge:  Creating the Virtual Community of Mennonite Poetry  In The Measure of My Days, Ed John Sharp.  Tel2004.ford, PA:  Cascadia.

__________.  “Every Buggy Has Four Wheels:  Making Poetry for the Girls of Nickel Mines.”  In  Making Poems:  40 Poems with Commentary by the Poets.  Ed Todd Davis.  Albany:  SUNY Press, 2010. 

__________.  “Listening to the Mennonite in Poetry.”  ML 59:2 (June 2004).

__________.  “The Muse of Travel:  An Interview with Keith Miller.”  Rhubarb Magazine 24 (Winter 2009):  38-40.

__________. “Playing the Sacred Harp:  Mennonite Literature as Confession.”  Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2009): 50-58.

__________.  “The Self in Mennonite Garb, or, Where Does the Writing Come From?”  MQR 87 (January 2013): 23-40.

__________. “Some New Voices in Mennonite Poetry: A Review Essay.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 84:2 (April 2010): 267-73.

__________.  “Some Notes on Poetry after 9/11.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 3:5 (Sept. 11, 2011).  Online.

__________.  The Taken, Naomi Reimer; The Gladys Elegies, Barbara Nickel; Siolence: A Volume of Poetry by Women on Violence.”  Review Essay.  MQR (May 2000).  Rpt. What Mennonites Are Thinking 2002.  Intercourse, PA: Good Books 2002.

__________.  “The Unofficial Voice:  The Poetics of Cultural Identity and Contemporary U.S. Mennonite Poetry.”  MQR 72.4 (Oct. 1998): 511-28.  Rpt. Migrant Muses, ed John D. Roth and Ervin Beck.  Goshen, IN:  Mennonite Historical Society,  31-48.

__________.  “AValediction Forbidding Excommunication: Ecopoetics and the Reclamation of Community in Recent Work by Di Brandt.”  Journal of Mennonite Studies 28 (Summer 2010).

Lapp, Rachel. “A Cappella Anthology Draws on Many Voices in Mennonite Poetry.” Goshen College Bulletin, Dec. 2003, 2-7.

Robert Hostetler

Passion [drama].  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (January 2014).  Online.

Jean Janzen

Words for the Silence. Fresno: Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, 1984.

in Three Mennonite Poets. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1986.

The Upside-Down Tree. Winnipeg: Henderson Books, 1992.

Snake in the Parsonage. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1995.

Tasting the Dust. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2000.

Elements of Faithful Writing.  Kitchener, ON:  Pandora Press, 2004.

Piano in the Vineyard. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2004.

Paper House. Intercourse, PA:  Good Books, 2008.  (memoir)

Entering the Wild:  Essays on Faith and Writing.  Intercourse, PA:  Good Books, 2012.

Davis, Todd.  “’This Reckless Journey’:  Immanence and Transcendence in the Poetry of Jean Janzen.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 82.1 (January 2008): 13-26.

Gaff, Clarissa. “Poet of Dust and Light: Jean Janzen’s Life and Art.” Christian Living 49.1 (Jan.-Feb. 2002): 6-9.

Hostetler, Ann. “Coming into Voice: Three Mennonite Women Poets and the Beginning of Mennonite Poetry in the United States.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (October 2003): 521-46.

Hostetler, Sheri. “Poet Jean Janzen: Honing in on the Real World.”Mennonot 7 (Spring 1996): 5-9.

Janzen, Jean. “The Hymn Text Writer Facing the Twenty-First Century.” In Music in Worship:  A Mennonite Perspective. Ed. Bernie Neufeld. Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, [c. 1998].

__________. “’Ich Bin So Froh’ (I am so Joyful)” Pacific Journal 4 (2009): 20-24.

­__________.  “Interview and Poetry.” Mennonite Life 55:4 (Dec. 2000).  Online.  

__________. “The Roots of Poetry.” Christian Living (June 1995): 18-19.

__________. “Words from the Mountain, the Fire and the Stone.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 58:4 (Dec. 2003): .

__________­  with John Ruth, Rudy Wiebe. “Literature, Place, Language and Faith:  A Conversation.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 72-90.

­­­Kasdorf, Julia. “A Thank You to Jean Janzen.” Festival Quarterly, Spring 1995, 15.

__________. “Tribute to Jean Janzen.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 100-02.

Roberts, Laura Schmidt. “The Poetry of Jean Janzen: A Theological Approach.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 667-76.

Rhoda Janzen

Babel’s Stair.  Cincinnati: Word Press, 2006.

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress.  NY:  Henry Holt, 2009.

Fix und Forty.  Munich: Pipes 2012.  ( Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, trans. Sophie Zeitz)

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?  Grand Central, 2012.  (p.b. ed.:  Mennonite Meets Mr. Right: A Memoir of Faith, Hope and Love.  Grand Central, 2013.)

Enns, Victor.  “Interview.”  Rhubarb 32 (Spring 2013):  49-52.

Mock, Melanie Springer.  “Life Writing and Mennonite Identity:  A Review Essay of Mennonite Women’s Memoirs.”  Mennonite Life 65 (Summer 2011).  Online.  Also about Katie F. Wiebe and Lee Snyder.

Julia Kasdorf

Moss Lotus. Goshen, IN.: Pinchpenny Press, 1983.

Sleeping Preacher. Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1992.

Eve’s Striptease. Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1998.

The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2001.

Fixing Tradition: Joseph W. Yoder, Amish American. Telford, PA: Pandora Press, 2002.

and Michael Tyrell, eds. Broken Land:  Poems of Brooklyn. New York: NYU Press, 2007.

and Joshua R. Brown, eds. Rosanna of the Amish: The Restored Text. Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, 2008.

Poetry in America.  Pittsburgh:  U. of Pittsburgh, 2011.

Berube, Michael.  “Community Reading and Social Imagination.”  PMLA 125.2 (March 2010):  418-25.

Birky, Beth Martin. “‘Sloughing off Ribs’: Revealing The Second Sex in Julia Kasdorf’s Poetry.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003), 589-612.

Cruz, Daniel Shank. How Julia Kasdorf Changed My Life:  Reflections on Mennonite Identity. Goshen, IN:  Pinchpenny Press [c. 2001].

Fisher, John. “Eve’s Striptease: What’s in a Name?” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003), 579-88.

__________.”Speed the Plow: Julia Kasdorf’s Sleeping Preacher.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 649-66.

Friebert, Stuart. [Review article on Kasdorf and Yusef Komunyaka] Field 48 (Spring 1993): 64-71.

Gaff, Clarissa. “Julia Kasdorf’s Bertha, Body, and Book.” Christian Living 49.3 (April-May 2002): 11-13.

Hostetler, Sheri. “Poet Julia Kasdorf: Straddling Two Worlds with Stories.” Mennonot 4 (Spring 1995): 6-10.

Jackson, Felda Brown. Temples of the Holy Ghost.” Shenandoah 46.4 (Winter 1996): 118-29

Kasdorf, Julia. “Bahktin, Boundaries and Bodies.” MQR 71 (April 1997): 169-88.

__________. “Beyond Our Blind Selves.” Mennonot 10 (Fall 1997): 15.

__________. “Bringing Home the Work: Thoughts on Publishing a First Book.” Festival Quarterly (Spring 1992): 7-10.

__________. “An Essential Stranger: Nick Lindsay at Goshen College, 1969-2000.” Mennonite Quarterly Review, (January 2008.)

__________.”Dreams of the Written Character.” In The Measure of My Days, ed. Reuben Z. and Joseph S. Miller. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2004. Pp. 29-37.

__________. “Fixing Tradition: The Cultural Work of Joseph W. Yoder and His Relationship with the Amish Community of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.” Dissertation, New York U., 1997.

__________.”Genius and the Verbal Dance: A Conversation about Language, Writing, and Community with John Ruth.” In The Measure of My Days, ed. Reuben Z. and Joseph L. Miller. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2004.  273-89.

__________.  “God Is Closer to Poetry than Religion.”  Conrad Grebel Review 29:1 (Winter 2011): 90-100.

__________. “An Insider’s Pearl Diver.Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (Sept. 2009). Online.

__________ .  “Mightier than the Sword:  Martyrs Mirror in the New World.”  Conrad Grebel Review 31:1 (Winter 2013):  44-70.

__________.”Portrait of the Poet as a Public School Kid.”  In After the Bell:  Contemporary American Prose about School.  Ed. Maggie Anderson and David Hassler.  Iowa City:  U. of Iowa Press (forthcoming).

__________.  “Presence.”  Image 78 (Fall 2012): 53-57.

__________. “Readers Write.” Mennonot 5, Summer 1995, 3.

__________.  “Sunday Morning Confession.”  MQR 87 (January 2013): 7-10.

__________. “‘We Weren’t Always Plain’: Poetry by Women of Mennonite Backgrounds.” In Strangers at Home: Amish and Mennonite Women in History. Ed. Kimberly D. Schmidt, et al. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2002.

__________. “When the Stranger Is an Angel. “Conrad Grebel Review 11 (Spring 1994): 198-201.

__________.  “Why We Fear the Amish:  Whiter than White Figures in Contemporary Poetry.”  In Amish in the Media, ed. Diane Zimmerman Umble and David Weaver-Zercher.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins U. Press, 2008.  Pp. 67-90.

__________. “‘Work and Hope’: Tradition and Translation of an Anabaptist Adam.” Mennonite Qarterly Review 69 (April 1995): 178-204.

__________. “Working Away and Homemaking:  The Artist in the Service of the Species.”  Image 41 (2003):  80-88.

“Kasdorf, Julia.” Contemporary Authors 139. Ed. Donna Olendorf. Detroit: Gale, 1993. 209-10.

Kindl, Christine. “In This World, not of It, Poet Bridges Traditional, Contemporary Lifestyles.” Greensburg [Pa.] Tribune-Review (Focus Section), 9 Feb. 1992, 4.

Meyer-Lee, Robert J.  “A Defense of Ornament: The Supplement of Literary Language and Julia Spicher Kasdorf’s ‘Catholics’ and ‘Mennonites.’”  MQR 82.1 (Jan. 2008): 43-63.

Miller, Susan Fisher. “Memory Lost and Found: Inspired Forgetfulness in Julia Kasdorf’s The Body and the Book.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003): 613-18.

Wagner, Shari. “Kasdorf’s Striptease.” Christian Living (July-Aug. 1998): 21-22.

Yoder, Anita Hooley.  “An Inescapable Embrace.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 4:4 (Aug. 15, 2012).  Online.

Christmas Carol Kauffman

Light from Heaven.  Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, 1948.

Not Regina.  Scottdale, PA.: Herald Press, 1948.

Comin’ Home Soon and Other Short Stories.  Comp. Marcia Kauffman Clark.  Honeoye Falls, NY:  2009.

Up Sumac Lane and Other Short Stories.  Comp. Marcia Kauffman Clark.  Honeoye Falls, NY:  Digital Legend, 2011.

+ many other books.for adults and children

Clark, Marcia Kauffman.  The Carol of Christmas:  Life Story of Christmas Carol Kauffman.  Honeoye Falls, NY:  c. 2008.

Wiley, Phoebe. “Silences in Light from Heaven: A Social Commentary.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 565-76.

Janet Kauffman

Writing Home (with Jerome McGann).  Dallas: Coldwater Press, 1978.

The Weather Book. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1981.

Places in the World a Woman Could Walk. New York: Penguin, 1985.

Collaborators. New York: Penguin, 1987.

Where the World Is.  NY: Montparnasse Press, 1988.

Obscene Gestures for Women. New York: Knopf, 1989.

The Body in Four Parts. St. Paul: Graywolf Press, 1993.

Characters on the Loose. St. Paul: Graywolf Press, 1997.

Rot. Kalamazoo: New Issues Press, 2000.

Five on Fiction: A Collection of Stories.  Providence RI:  Burning Deck Press, 2004.

Trespassing:  Dirt Stories and Field Notes.  Detroit:  Wayne State U. Press, 2008.

oh corporeal.  Dallas: Coldwater Press, 2010.

Coniglio, Corine. “Transforming Identity and Performing Ecofeminist Ethics in Novels by Marge Piercy, Joanna Russ, and Janet Kauffman.” (Diss. 1999).

Davis, Todd. “Laboring through The Weather Book: The Value of Work in the Poetry of Janet Kauffman.” MQR 72 (October 1998): 639-48.

D’Erasmo, Stacey. “Daughter Knows Best.” The Village Voice 29 April 1986, 50-51.

Dwyer, June. “Janet Kauffman’s ‘Patriotic’: Woman’s Work.” Studies in Short Fiction 28 (Winter 1991): 55-62.

Gaff, Clarissa. “Writer Janet Kauffman Comes Home.” Mennonot 11, Fall 1998, 11-12.

Harris, Mark. C. “Janet Kauffman.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 1986. Ed. J. M. Brook. Detroit: Gale, 1987. 306-11.

Hinnefeld, Joyce. “For the Collaborators (Thoughts on Narrative, on the Works of Janet Kauffman, on I and She, on Autobiography, on Suicide or Not).” Denver Quarterly 31:2 (Fall 1996): 70-78.

Hollywood, Amy. “On the Materiality of Air: Janet Kauffman’s Bodyfictions.” New Literary History 27 (Summer 1996): 503-25.

Jackson, Fleda Brow. “Temples of the Holy Ghost.” Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review 46:4 (Winter 1996): 118-29.

Johnson, Greg. “Some Recent Herstories.” The Georgia Review 44 (Spring-Summer 1990): 278-89.

__________.  “It’s a Long, Long Story.”  The Georgia Review 56.3 (Fall 2002): 812-22.

Kauffman, Janet. “The Fantasy of the Clip Art Farm.” Dissent 49:3 (Summer 2002): 20-22.

“Kauffman, Janet.” Contemporary Authors 43 (new rev.). Ed. Susan M. Trosky. Gale: Detroit, 1994. 237-38.

__________. Contemporary Literary Criticism 42. Ed. Daniel G. Marowski et al. Detroit: Gale, 1987. 250-53.

Kitchen, Judith. “A Want Ad.” The Georgia Review 44 (Spring-Summer): 256-72.

Lapp, Jessica W. “Embodied Voices, Imprisoned Bodies: Women and Words in Janet Kauffman’s Collaborators.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 615-24.

Lisella, Julia. “Young Americans: Janet Kauffman Faces the Nation. “The Village Voice 9 Jan. 1990, 57-58.

Mcquade, Molly.  “Fiction in Review.”  Yale Review 89.3 (July 2001): 160-65.

Eileen R. Kinch

Gathering the Silence.  Georgetown, KY:  Finishing Line Press, 2013.

Jon Klassen

This Is Not My Hat.  Somerville, MA:  Candlewick Press, 2012.

Kirsten L. Klassen

Katelyn’s Affection.  Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press.

Katelyn’s Friendship:  A Novel.  Elkhart, IN:  The Author, 2012.

Warren Kliewer

Red Rose and Gray Cowl. Washington: Omega Books, 1960.

Moralities and Miracles. Francestown, NH: Golden Quill Press, 1962.

The Violators. Francestown, NH: M. Jones, 1964.

Liturgies, Games, Farewells. Francestown, NH: Golden Quill Press, 1974.

Friesen, Lauren. “Tribute to Warren Kliewer.” MQR 72 (Oct. 1998): 691-92.

Hinz-Penner, Raylene. “For Warren Kliewer.” Mennonite Life 53:4 (Dec. 1998): 7.

Kliewer, Warren. “Saved.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 16 (1998): 214-20.

__________. “American Theatrical Taste as Class Warfare.” South Dakota Review 22.1 (Spring 1984): 6-15.

__________.  “The Bruised Body.” Cressett [Valparaiso U.] 32.10 (1969): 8-12.

__________.  “Counter-Trends and Cross Purposes: A Survey of Statements of Purpose of Religious Drama Organizations.” Religious Theatre 5 (1967): 87-102.

__________.   “The Daughters of Lot: Legend and Fabliau.” Indian Review 25.1 (1968): 13-27.

__________.  “Directors and Direction.” In The Cambridge History of American Theatre, II, ed. Christopher Bigsby. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1998. Pp. 514-35.

Suderman, Elmer F. “Warren Kliewer: Writer and Mennonite.” Mennonite Life 53:4 (Dec. 1998): 8.

“Warren Kliewer in Mennonite Life: A Biography.” Mennonite Life 53:4 (Dec. 1998): 18.

Wiebe, Dallas. “An Elegy for Warren Kliewer.” Mennonite Life 53:4 (Dec. 1998): 9.

David Kline

Friendly Persuasion. Vienna, VA: National Wildlife Federation, 1982.

Great Possessions: An Amish Farmer’s Journal. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990.

Scratching the Woodchuck: Nature on an Amish Farm. Athens: U. of Georgia Press, 1997.

Galindo, Rene. “Person, Place and Narrative in an Amish Farmer’s Appropriation of Nature Writing.” Written Communication 12:2 (April 1995) 147+.

Kline, David.  “Amish Farming: The Gentle Way of Life.”  Saturday Evening Post, [date?] 1983 [pp.?].

__________.  “God’s Spirit and a Theology for Living.” In Creation and the Environment: An Anabaptist Perspective on a Sustainable World. Ed Calvin Redekopp. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U. Press, 2000. Pp 61-69.

Yoder, Michael J. “The Very Best of Lives.” Christian Living 49.2 (March 2002). 6-8.

Shirley Kurtz

Sticking Points: A Novel.  Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2011.

Becca J. R. Lachman

The Apple Speaks.  Telford, PA:  DreamSeeker Books, 2012.

Ed.  A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford.  Woodley Press, 2014.

Joanne Lehman

Morning Song.  Kent, OH:  Kent State U. Press, 2005.

Kairos.   Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, 2005.

Driving in the Fog.  Finishing Line Press, 2013.

Nick Lindsay

Prince of Glory, Prince of Darkness. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1969.

Sweat, Bread and Money. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1972.

MaDonna of the Brickbats. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1973.

Tree with the Broken Rim. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1975.

An Oral History of Edisto Island: Sam Gadsden Tells the Story. Goshen, IN.: Pinchpenny Press, 1975.

An Oral History of Edisto Island: The Life and Times of Bubberson Brown. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1977.

The Cowtail Whip. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 1995.

Magnificent Storm. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 2000.

And I’m Glad: An Oral History of Edisto Island. Charleston, SC: Tempus, 2000.

Gundy, Jeff. “Tribute to Nicholas C. Lindsay, Sr.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 91-92.

Kasdorf, Julia Spicher. “An Essential Stranger: Nick Lindsay at Goshen College, 1969-2000,”  Mennonite Quarterly Review 82.1 (January 2008): 85-107.

Kate Loyd

Leaving Lancaster:  A Novel.  Colorado Springs:  David C. Cook, 2012.

Chris Longenecker

How Trees Must Feel.  Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2011.

Evie Yoder Miller

Eyes at the Window. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2003.

Beyeler, Jodi H. “Writing What Might Have Been: The Amish, a Murder and Faithfulness.” Goshen College Bulletin, Dec. 2003, 10-11.

Keith Miller

The Book of Flying. NY: Penguin, Riverhead Books, 2004.

Levi Miller

Ben’s Wayne. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1989.

Suzanne Kay Miller

Storage Issues:  Poems 1988-2008.  Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2010.

Jesse Nathan

Dinner, or a Deranged Event. Oakland, CA:  Milk Machine Press, 2009. With CD of music by Chris Janzen.

Nathan, Jesse.  “The Minimalist Realist Lyric:  On William Stafford’s ‘Allegiances’.”  Mennonite Quarterly Review 87:1 (January 2013): 73-88.

Ruth Naylor

A Family Affair.  Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2013.

Leonard Neufeld

Raspberrying. Windsor: Black Moss Press, 1991.

Yarrow. Windsor: Black Moss Press, 1993.

Car Failure North of Nimes. Windsor: Black Moss Press, 1993.

The Coat Is Thin. Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2008.

Neufeld, Leonard. “Notes on the Author: Where Are We? Who Are We?” Mennonite Life (June 2004).  On-line.

Jessica Penner

Shaken in the Water.  Tipp City, OH: Foxhead Books, 2013.

Kasdorf, Julia.  “A Mosaic of Broken Dishes.” (Interview.)  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 5:3 (July 2013).  Online.

Plett, Casey

A Safe Girl to Love.  NY:  Topside Press, 2014.

Keith Ratzlaff

Out Here.  Pittsford, NY: State Street Press, 1984.

With Ardyth Bradley and Brenda Hillman. Three Winter Poems. Omaha: Penumbra Press, 1986.

New Winter Light. Troy, ME: Nightshade Press, 1994.

Man Under a Pear Tree. Tallahassee: Anhinga Press, 1997.

Across the Known World. Farragant, IA: Loess Hills Press, 1997.

Then, a Thousand Crows.  Tallahassee:  Anhinga, 2009.

Gundy, Jeff. “Separation and Transformation: Tradition and Audience for Three Mennonite Poets.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 4 (1986): 53-69.

Regier, Ami. “Experiments in Sociolyric Voicing: Dubious Narrators in the Recent Work of Jeff Gundy and Keith Ratzlaff.”  MQR 82.1 (January 2008): 64-84.  

“A Multimedia Colloquy with Keith Ratzlaff.” Mennonite Life 55:1 (March 2000).  Online.

Doug Reed

How the War Started [drama].  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (January 2014).  Online

Ken Reed

Mennonite Soldier.  Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 1975.

He Flew Too High.  Wine Press 2009

Zercher, David L.  “A Novel Conversion: The Fleeting Life of Amish Soldier.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (April 1998): 141-60.

Naomi Reimer

The Token. Custer, WA: Birch Bay Books, 1997.

Elaine Sommers Rich

Hannah Elizabeth.  NY: Harper & Row, 1964.

Am I This Countryside?  Goshen, IN:  Pinchpenny Press, 1980.

Pondered in Her Heart:  Hannah’s Book Inside and Outside.  Newton, KS:  Wordsworth, c. 1998.

Hostetler, Ann.  ”Elaine Sommers Rich: A Tribute.”  MQR 87 (January 2013): 101-3

Ingrid Rimland

The Wanderers: The Saga of Three Women Who Survived. St. Louis: Concordia, 1977.

The Furies and the Flame: A True Story. Novato, CA: Arena Press, 1984.

The Demon Doctor. Stockston, CA: Crystal Books, 1988.

Lebensraum: A Novel. Toronto: Samisdat, 1998.

Enns, Mary M. “Ingrid Rimland Turns to Face the Forces that Shaped Her Life.” Mennonite Mirror 8 (Jan. 1979): 6-7.

Juhnke, James C. “Ingrid Rimland, the Mennonites and The Demon Doctor.The Mennonite 60:1 (March 2005).  On-line

Rimland, Ingrid. “The Wanderers Revisited” in Mennonite Images: Historical, Cultural, and Literary Essays Dealing with Mennonite Issues. Ed. Harry Loewen. Winnipeg: Hyperion, 1980: 267-73.

Urry, James. “Fate, Hate and Denial: Ingrid Rimland’s Lebensraum.MQR 73:1 (Jan. 1999): 107-27.

Jane Rohrer

Life after Death. Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY: Sheep Meadow Press, 2002.

Hostetler, Ann. “Coming into Voice: Three Mennonite Women Poets and the Beginning of Mennonite Poetry in the United States.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003), 521-46.

Sofia Samatar

A Stranger in Olondria.  Easthampton, MA:  Small Beer Press, 2013.

Al Schnupp

Censored [drama].  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (January 2014).  Online.

Barbara Eash Shisler

Reprieve.  Goshen, IN:  Pinchpenny Press, 1970.

This Way to Exile.  Goshen, IN:  Pinchpenny Press, 1976.

Michigan Farmhouse:  Naming the Rooms.  Richmond, IN: Ryanna Books, c. 1994.

To Buy a Field:  Unearthing Spiritual Treasure.  Bloomington, IN:  Nelson, WestBow Press, 2010.

Betsy Sholl

Changing Faces. Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 2002 [1974].

Appalachian Winter. Farmington, ME:  Alice James Books, 2002 [1978].

Rooms Overhead. Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 2001 [1986].

The Red Line. Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1992.

Don’t Explain. Madison: U. of Wisconsin, 1997.

Late Psalm.  Madison: U. of Wisconsin, 2004.

Rough Cradle.  Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 2009.

Walker, David. “The World Notched and Mutable.” Field 58 (Spring 1998): 65-73.

Muriel Thiessen Stackley

Oracle of the Heart: Selected Poems.  Newton, KS:  Wordsworth, 1998.

Sara Stambaugh

I Hear the Reaper’s Song. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1984.

Sign of the Fox. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1991.

Yon Far Country:  A Social and Personal Memoir of Lancaster County.  Kitchener, ON:  Pandora, 2009.

Esther Yoder Stenson

Miracle Temple. Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2009.

Ervin R. Stutzman

Jacob’s Choice—Return to Northkill, Book 1 (expanded ed.)   Herald Press, 2014.

Elmer Suderman

What Can We Do Here. St. Peter, MN: Daguerrotype Publishers, 1974.

We Must Try Words. St. Peter, MN: Daguerrotype Publishers, 1980.

My Home Town: The Empty Places We Lived in the Middle.

Harrington, David V. and John Calvin Rezmerski.  The Way Chalked Forth:  A Festschrift for Elmer F. Suderman.  St. Peter, MN:  Gustavus Adolphus College, 1986.

Suderman, Elmer.  “Fiction and Mennonite Life.” Midcontinent Studies Journal 10 (1969).

__________.  “Mennonites, the Mennonite Community, and Mennonite Writers.”  Mennonite Life 47.3 (Sept. 1992): 21-26.

__________.  “The Russo-German Mennonite Theme in the American Novel.” M.A. thesis, U. of Kansas, 1948.  (See many other essays by Suderman on Mennonite literature in the general section at the end of this bibliography.)

Wiebe, Dallas. “Tribute to Elmer Suderman.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 690-91.

Ted Swartz. 

Laughter Is Sacred Space: The Not-So-Typical Journey of a Mennonite Actor.  Scottdale, PA: Herald Press,

            2011.

Shari Miller Wagner

Evening Chore.  Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2005.

With Gerald L. Miller.  A Hundred Camels.  Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2009.

The Harmonist at Midnight: Poems of Indiana.  Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2013.

G.C. Waldrep

Goldbeater’s Skin. Fort Collins, CO: Center for Literary Publishing, 2003.

The Batteries.  Tucson:  New Michigan Press, 2006.

Disclamor. Rochester, NY:  BOA Editions, 2007.

Archicembalo.  North Adams, MA: Tupelo Press, 2009.

Waldrep, G. C.  “Not a Butler to the Soul,” in A God in the House:  Poets Talk about Faith.  Ed. Ilya Kamihsky and Katherine Towler.  North Adams, MA: Tupelo, 2012. 

Larry Warkentin

The Song I Hear:  Poems and Fragments.  Fresno, CA:  Ryan Lovell Press, c. 1994.

Bloodline: Of Peasants, Pilgrims, and Poets.  2011.

Dallas Wiebe

Skyblue the Badass. New York: Doubleday, 1969.

The Transparent Eyeball and Other Stories. Providence: Burning Deck, 1982.

The Vox Populi Street Stories.  Cincinnati:  Cincinnati Poetry Review Press, 1987.

Going to the Mountains. Providence: Burning Deck, 1988.

The Kansas Poems. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Poetry Review Press, 1990.

Skyblue’s Essays: Fictions. Providence: Burning Deck, 1995.

Our Asian Journey. Waterloo, ON: MLR Editions, 1997.

On the Cross: Devotional Poems. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2005.

The Nofziger Letters.  Cincinnati:  The author, 2005.

The Nofziger Letters II.  Cincinnati:  The author, 2006.

The White Book of Reminiscences.  Black River Falls, WI:  Obscure Publications, 2006.

Monument: Poems on Aging and Dying.  Kitchener, ON:  Sand Hills Books, 2008.

Hinz-Penner, Raylene. “Dallas Wiebe: Interview.” Mennonite Life (December 1993): 4-5.

Tiessen, Paul. “Constructing Narrative: An Introduction to Dallas Wiebe and Our Asian Journey.” MQR 72 (October 98): 599-606.

__________. “Postmodern Practice and Parody: Dallas Wiebe’s Our Asian Journey.”  Anabaptists and Postmodernity. Ed. Susan and Gerald Biesecker-Mast. Telford, PA: Pandora Press, 2000. Pp. 106-19.

__________. “Tribute to Dallas Wiebe.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 96-99.

Katie Funk Wiebe

You Never Gave Me a Name:  One Mennonite Woman’s Story.  Telford, PA:  DreamSeeker Books, 2009.

Janzen, Jean.  “Katie Funk Wiebe: A Tribute.”  MQR 87 (January 2013): 104-6.

Paul Wiebe

Benedict XVI. Upland, CA: Komos Books [c. 2002].

The Church of the Comic Spirit: Including the Bear Lake Scrolls.  Upland, CA:  Komos Books 2008.

­­­Dead White Male. Upland, CA:  Komos Books 2003.

Christian Bride, Muslim Mosque. Upland, CA: Komos Books. 2008.

David Wright

Lines from the Province. 2000. greatunpublished.com

A Liturgy for Stones. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2003.

with Jim Clemens. A Field of Voice:  Hymns for Worship. Dayton, VA:  Table Round Press, 2007.

Wright, David.  “The Beloved, Ambivalent Community:  Mennonite Poets and the Postmodern Church.”  Mennonite Quarterly Review 77.3 (2003): 547-58. 

“Poetry as Argued Seduction.” Mennonite Life 56.4 (Dec. 2001).  On-line.

Yorifumi Yaguchi (Japan)

Resurrection.  Goshen, IN:  Pinchpenny Press, 1975.

Jesus.  Goshen, IN:  Pinchpenny Press, 1989.

A Forlorn Dog.  Sapporo:  Kyobunsha, 1993.

The Poetry of Yorifumi Yaguchi:  A Japanese Voice in English. Ed. Wilbur Birky.  Intercourse, PA:  Good Books, 2006.

Mizusaki, Noriko and Mayumi Sako.  Poems of War and Peace:  Voices from Contemporary Japanese Poets.  Osaka:  Chikurinkan, 2007.  Pp. 107-24.

The Wing-Beaten Air:  My Life and My Writing. Intercourse, PA:  Good Books, 2008.

Et al, ed.  Farewell to Nuclear, Welcome to Renewable Energy:  A Collection of Poems by 218 Poets.

Tokyo:  Coal Sack Pub. Co., [2012].

Birky, Wilbur.  “Staring Down the Muzzle from Yamoto to Baghdad: Memory and Urgency in the Poetry of Yorifumi Yaguchi.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (March 2009).  Online.

__________.  “Tribute to Yorifumi Yaguchi.” MQR 77.4 (Oct. 2003): 686-88.

__________.  “Yorifumi Yaguchi:  International Poet and Prophet of Peace.” MQR 77.4 (Oct. 2003): 559-78.

James D. Yoder

Barbara: Sarah’s Legacy. N. Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1993.

Black Spider over Tiegenhof. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, 2000.

Sarah of the Border Wars. N. Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1993.

The Yoder Outsiders. N. Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1988.

The Lone Tree.  Conshohocken PA:  Infinity, 2008.

Sins of the Fathers: A Historical Novel.  [Middlebury, IN: The Author, 2012.]

Joseph W. Yoder

Rosanna’s Boys. 1948; rpt. Harrisonburg, VA: Choice Productions, 1987.

Rosanna of the Amish. 1940; rpt. New York: Family Library, 1973.

Rosanna of the Amish:  The Restored Text. Ed. Joshua R. Brown & Julia Spicher Kasdorf. Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, 2008.

Kasdorf, Julia. “Fixing Tradition: The Cultural Work of Joseph W. Yoder and His Relationship with the Amish Community of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.” Diss., New York U., 1997.

Kauffman, S. Duane. “Rosanna of the Amish: Fact or Fiction.” Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage. 31.3 (July 2008): 2-11.

B. Discussions and Collections of Mennonite Literature

Especially of Mennonite literature in the U.S., but also including general discussions

of Mennonite literature, early Dutch Mennonite literature and Mennonite oral

narratives. For the corresponding bibliography, “Mennonite/s Writing in Canada,” see

http://www.goshen.edu/%7Eervinb/bibliographies/can-biblio.ht~/Beck

 

Aaron, Jason.  Punishermax #4 Preview.”  [Interview]  http://www.globalpunisherarmy.com/main/?p=518  Punishermax is a series of Marvel action comic books.  The character “The Mennonite” was introduced in #3 and is prominent in #4.

Alter, Alexandra.  “They’re No Bodice Rippers, but Amish Romances Are Hot,” Wall Street Journal, 9 Sept. 2009: A1, A20.

Baerg, Gerhard. “Mennonites in Fiction: Gnadenau” Mennonite Life 2 (Oct. 1947): 22-23, 83.

Beck, Ervin.  “David Foster Wallace Among the Mennonites.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 4:6 (Nov. 15, 2012).  Online

__________. “Ethnic Slurs and Political Correctness.” Mennonot 10 (Fall 1997), 20-21. Response by Sheri Hostetler.

__________.  “Interview with Stephen Shank.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 6:1 (Jan. 2014).  Online

__________. MennoFolk:  Mennonite and Amish Folk Traditions. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2004.

__________. MennoFolk 2:  A Sampler of Mennonite and Amish Folklore, Scottdale, PA:  Herald Press, 2005.

__________.  “Mennonite and Amish Folklore and Folklife:  A Bibliography.”  Center for Mennonite Writing website homepage.

__________.  “Mennonite and Amish Serial Fiction:  An Informal Bibliography.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing.  July 15, 2010.  Online.

__________.  “The Mennonite Novel-in-Stories: A Survey.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 4.2 (March 2012).  Online.

__________.  “Mennonites/s Writing in Canada:  A Bibliography.”  Center for Mennonite Writing website.

__________.  The Merry Pranks of Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt, Mennonite Trickster and Dramatic Hero.  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Literature 3.4 (July 2011).  Online

__________. “Poet and Reporter Carl Haarer: Transcribing Reality.” Mennonot 11 (Fall 1998): 6-8.

__________. “A Reader’s Guide to Mennonite Literature.” Gospel Herald 14 Oct. 1997, 4-8; The Mennonite 14 Oct. 1997, 10-11.

__________.  Searching for Intruders Revisited.”  MQR 87 (January 2013):  41-48.

__________. “The Signifying Menno: Archetypes for Authors and Critics.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 529-48.

__________ and John D. Roth, eds. “Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S.,” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 1998). Papers from the conference of the same name held Oct. 1997 at Goshen College. Also issued as a book, The Migrant Muse. (See below under John D. Roth.)

Bender, Elizabeth Horsch. “The Anabaptist Novelettes of Adolf Stein and Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl.” MQR 18 (July 1944): 174-85.

__________. “Ernst von Wildenbruch’s Drama, ‘Der Mennonit.’“ MQR 18 (January 1944): 22-35.

__________. “Jung-Stilling and the Mennonites.” MQR 20 (April 1944): 91-97.

__________. “The Novels of Hans Harder and Peter Epp.” MQR 21 (April. 1947): 103-13.

__________. “The Portrayal of the Swiss Anabaptists in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Ursula.’“ MQR 17 (July 1943): 136-50.

__________. “Three Amish Novels.” MQR 19 (October 1945): 273-84. [Sabina, Straw in the Wind, Rosanna]

Bender, Mary E. “The Sixteenth-Century Anabaptists as a Theme in Twentieth-Century German Literature.” Diss., Indiana U., 1959.

__________. “The Sixteenth-Century Anabaptists in Literature.  In ”The Recovery of the Anabaptist Vision. Ed. Guy F. Hershberger. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1957.  Pp. 275-90.

__________. “Zwingli and the Anabaptists in Caesar von Aux’s Drama Brueder in Christo.” MQR 34 (April 1960): 116-27, 136.

Biescker-Mast, Gerald.  “Separation and the Sword in Anabaptist Persuasion:  Radical Confessional Rhetoric from Schleitheim to Dordreht.”  C. Henry Smith series, No. 6.  Telford, PA:  Cascadia, 2006.

__________ with Susan Biesecker-Mast, eds. Anabaptists and Postmodernity. Telford, PA: Pandora Press, 2000.

Birky, Beth Martin. “When Flesh Becomes Word: Creating Space for the Female Body in Mennonite Women’s Poetry.” MQR, 72 (Oct. 98): 677-88.

Bottinelli, Jennifer J.  “’This is reality.  Right now, right here.  So be Real.’  Reality Television and the Amish ‘Other.’” Western Folklore 64.3-4 (Fall 2005):  305-22.

DeAgostino, Martin. “Editors Present Forum to Mennos.” [on Mennonot]. South Bend [IN] Tribune 17 Jan, 1996, A2.

Doerksen, Victor. “The Anabaptist Martyr Ballad.” MQR 51 (January 1977): 5-21.

__________. “Ín Search of a Mennonite Imagination.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 2 (1984): 110-11.

Driedger, Kevin. “The Real Amish.” Review of 8 films depicting Amish. Mennonot 12 (Summer 1999): 10-13.

Dyck, E. F. “The Rhetoric of the Plain Style in Mennonite Writing.” The New Quarterly [Mennonite/s Writing in Canada issue]. Ed. Hildi Froese Tiessen. 10 (Spring-Summer 1990): 36-52.

“Elizabeth Coblentz, 66, is Dead. Homespun Amish Columnist.” New York Times, 22 Sept. 2002, p.39.

Enninger, Werner. “The Social Construction of Past, Present and Future in the Written and Oral Texts of the Old Order Amish: An Ethno-Semiotic Approach to Social Belief.” Literary Anthropology: A New Interdisciplinary Approach to People, Signs and Literature. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1988. Pp. 195-256.

Fishman, Andrea R. “Because This is Who We Are: Writing in the Amish Community.” Writing in the Community. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1991. Pp. 14-37.

Fisher, John J. “Making Something Happen:  Toward Transformative Mennonite Peace Poetry.” MQR 82.1 (January 2008): 27-42. 

__________.  Byzantium North: Some Contextual Notes on Rudy Wiebe’s Collected Stories.  MQR 87 (January 2013): 89-95.

Friesen, Duane K. Artists, Citizens, Philosophers: Seeking the Peace of the City: An Anabaptist Theology of Culture. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2000.

Friesen, Lauren. “Contemporary Plays by Mennonite Writers.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 6:1 (Jan. 2014).  Online.

__________.   “Dramatic Arts and Mennonite Culture.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) 21:3 (Fall 1996): 107-24.

__________.  “Hermann Sudermann: A Bibliography.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 3.4 (July 2011).  Online.

__________.  “Hermann Sudermann:  Mennonite Playwright and Novelist from the Boundary. Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 3.4 (July 2011).  Online.

__________. “Mennonite Culture and the Dramatic Arts.” Indiana Theatre Journal (Spring 1991).

__________. “A Pox on all Wars:  Friedrich Durrenmatt’s Grotesque Comedy Die Wiedertauffer.” Journal of Mennonite Studies  24 (2001):  11-22.

__________.The Storm Komrade Sokrates by Hermann Sudermann. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003.  An edition with introduction.

__________. “Theatre and Religion.” Conrad Grebel Review 6 (Winter 1989): 11-24.

__________. “Vondel, Sudermann and Kliewer: Stretching the Invisible Canon of Mennonite Dramatic Writing.” MQR 74 (July 2000): 403-21.

Gaff, Clarissa. “The Ted and Lee Schtick.” Christian Living 48.5 (July-Aug 2001): 19-21.

Galindo, Rene. “Person, Place and Narrative in an Amish Farmer’s Appropriation of Nature Writing.” Written Communication 12:2 (April 1995): 147-?.

Graybill, Beth E.  “Chasing the Bonnet:  The Premise and Popularity of Writing Amish Women.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (July 2010).  Online.

Gundy, Jeff. “American Mennonite Poetry and Poets: Beyond Johnson’s Dog.” MQR 71 (Jan. 1997): 5-41.

__________. “Humility in Mennonite Literature.” MQR 63 (Jan. 1989): 5-29. With a reply by Shirley Showalter.

__________. “In Praise of Lurkers (Who Come Out to Speak).” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 503-10.

__________. “(In)visible Cities, (F)acts of Power, (Hum)ility, Fathers and (M)others: Anabaptism, Postmodernity, and Mennonite Writing.” Anabaptists and Postmodernity. Ed. Susan and Gerald Biesecker-Mast. Telford, PA: Pandora Press, 2000. Pp. 175-90.

__________. “New Maps of the Territories: On Mennonite Writing.” Georgia Review 57:4 (Winter 2003), 870-97.

__________. “Separation and Transformation: Tradition and Audience for Three Mennonite Poets.”Journal of Mennonite Studies 4 (1986): 53-69.

__________. “Some Words on Poetry, Band Camps, Guitars, Gifts, Transgression, Community, Mennonite Art, etc. Mennonite Life 48 (Dec. 1993): 15-16.

Hess, J. Daniel.  “Memoir: A Troubled Genre.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 4.1  (Jan. 2012).  Online.

Hinz-Penner, Raylene. “Stretching Us: A Report from the 2002 Mennonite/s Writing Conference.” Mennonite Life 57:4 (Dec. 2002).  Online.

Hochbruck, Wolfgang.  “Rudy Wiebe’s Reconstruction of the Indian Voice.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Literature 3.2 (March 2011).  Online

Hostetler, Ann. “The Unofficial Voice: The Poetics of Cultural Identity and Contemporary U.S. Mennonite Poetry.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 511-28.

Hostetler, Sheri. “Helen Stoltzfus: Minding the Past and the Present.” Mennonot 7 (Spring 1996): 5-9.

Huxman, Susan Schultz and Gerald Biesecker-Mast.   “In the World but not of It:  Mennonite Traditions as Resources for Rhetorical Invention.“  Rhetoric and Public Affairs 7:4 (Winter 2004): 539-54.

Janzen, Jean, John Ruth, Rudy Wiebe. “Literature, Place, Language and Faith:  A Conversation. . .”  Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 72-90.

Janzen, Reinhild. “Conclusion: Thoughts on Mennonite Aesthetic Identity.” Mennonite Furniture. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1991. 201-07. On Mennonite aesthetics as related to ordnung.

Janzen, Rhoda.  “Recent Mennonite Poetry:  A Review Essay.”Mennonite Quarterly Review 81:1 (January 2007):  131-40.  Cheryl Denise, Dallas Wiebe, Shari Miller Wagner.

Johnson-Wiener, Karen M.  “Language and Otherness:  Popular Fiction and the Amish.” In William D. Keel and C. Richard Beam, eds.  The Language and Culture of the Pennsylvania Germans:  A Festschrift for Earl C. Haag.  Society for German-American Studies, 2010.  Pp. 73-84.

Juhnke, Anna Kreider. “North American Mennonite Playwrights, 1980-1996.” MQR 71 (Jan. 1997): 43-68.

Juhnke, James C. “The Victories of Nonresistance: Mennonite Oral Tradition and World War I.” Fides et Historia 7 (1974): 19-25.

________. “Shaping Religious Community through Martyr Memories.” MQR 73:3 (July 1999): 546-56.

Kadelback, Ada. “Hymns Written by American Mennonites.” Trans. Elizabeth Horsch Bender.  MQR 48 (July 1974): 343-70.

Kasdorf, Julia Spicher. “Tribute to John Ruth.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 689.

King, Marshall. Mennonites in Hollywood.” Christian Living (Dec. 2000): 4-7.

__________. “Theater Artists Ted and Lee: Making the Gospel Giddy.” Mennonot 9 (Spring 1997): 10-12.

Kliewer, Warren. “Controversy and the Religious Arts.” Mennonite Life 20 (Jan.1965): 8-11.

Kuester, Martin.  “A Complicated Kindness:  The Contribution of Mennonite Authors to Canadian Literature.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 3.2 (March 2011).  Online.

Lehman, Daniel W. “The Construction of Mennonite/Amish Character in Novels by John Updike and Denis Johnson.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (October 2003): 671-84.

__________. “Graven Images and the (Re)presentation of Amish Trauma.” MQR 72 (October 1998): 577-88.

Levertov, Denise. “The Migrant Muse: Roots and Airplants.” MQR 72 (October 98): 481-90. Keynote address at the conference, “Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S.,” Goshen College, Oct. 1997.

Loewen, Harry, ed. Mennonite Images: Historical, Cultural and Literary Essays Dealing with Mennonite Issues. Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1980.

Loewen, Harry and Al Reimer, eds. Visions and Realities: Essays, Poems and Fiction Dealing with Mennonite Issues. Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1985.

Lowry, James W. “The Rod of Justice in Martyrs’ Mirror.” Mennonite Life 54:3 (September 1999): 21-25.

McCabe-Juhnke, John. “Enacting Gemeinde in the Language and Style of Swiss Volhynian Mennonite Storytelling.” Heritage of the Great Plains 27:2 (Summer 1994): 21-38.

____________. “Storytelling Style and Community Codes Among the Swiss Volhynian Mennonites.” Traditional Storytelling Today: An International Sourcebook. Ed. Margaret Read MacDonald. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999. Pp. 431-41.

McFarland, Pat Lehman.  “Who Can Play the ‘Other’?”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 5:1 (January 2013).  Online.

Manickam, Sam.  “The Other Mexico through the Eyes of Carlos Reygadas.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 5:1 (January 2013).  Online.

Mast, Gerald J. “Research Note: Epistolary Rhetoric and Marital Love in the Martyrs MirrorMQR 82.1 (January 2008):  174-86.

Mennonite Encyclopedia articles on Poetry, Literature, Dramatic Art, Filmmaking (esp. Vol. 5, Supplement).  Scottdale, PA:  Mennonite Publishing House.

__________. “Literature.” 5:523-25, by Harry Loewen.

__________. “Literature, Mennonites in” 5: 525-27 by Harry Loewen and 3:353-74, by H.F.W. Jeetes and N. vander Zijpp, Otto Schowalter, Mary Eleanor Bender, Cornelius Krahn, Elizabeth Horsch Bender.

“Mennonite/s Writing.” Special issue of Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008).  Essays by Sandra Birdsell, Hildi Froese Tiessen, Jeff Gundy; Conversation by Jean Janzen, John Ruth, Rudy Wiebe; conversation with Miriam Toews; Tributes to Nicholas Lindsay, Sarah Klassen, Dallas Wiebe, Jean Janzen.

__________. Special issue of The Mennonite Quarterly Review 82.1 (January 2008).  Essays by Kathleen Norris, Todd Davis, John Fisher, Robert Meyer-Lee, Ami Regier, Julia Kasdorf, Brad Born, Paul Tiessen, Edna Froese, Malin Sigvardson, Gerald Mast, plus 8 book reviews.

Meyer Reimer, Kathy.  “Passing on the Faith:  Mennonite Writing for Children,” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing, (May 2010).  Online.

Miller, Eric.  “Why We Love Amish Romances.”  Christianity Today, April 2011:  38-41.

Miller, Reuben Z. and Joseph S., eds. The Measure of My Days: Engaging the Life and Thought of John L. Ruth. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2004.

Mock, Melanie Springer.  “Life Writing and Mennonite Identity:  A Review Essay of Mennonite Women’s Memoirs.”  Mennonite Life 65 (Summer 2011).  Online.  Rhoda Janzen, Katie Funk Wiebe, Lee Snyder.

Nolt, Steven. “Preachers and Poets in Community.” Christian Living (July-Aug. 1998): 24-25.

Parsons, William T. “The Pernicious Effects of Witness upon Plain-Worldly Relations.” Journal of External Perspectives on Amish and Mennonite Life, II. Ed. Werner Enninger, et al. Essen: Unipress. 1986.

Redekop, Cal. “Mennonite Intellect and Aesthetics.” Mennonite Society. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1989. Pp. 106-27.

Redekop, Magdalena. “The Pickling of the Mennonite Madonna.” Acts of Concealment: Mennonite/s Writing in Canada. Ed. Hildi Froese-Tiessen and Peter Hinchcliffe.  Waterloo, ON. U. of Waterloo Press, 1992.  Pp. 100-28.

Reimer, Al. Mennonite Literary Voices: Past and Present. North Newton, KS: Bethel College, 1993.

Reimer, Kathy Meyer. “Passing on the Faith:  Mennonite Writing for Children.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (May 2010).  Online.

Reiss, Jane.  “Christian Fiction Editors Talk Trends:  Bonnets Multiply; Goodbye Chick Lit.” Publishers Weekly, 8 March 2010: 1-6.

__________.  “Hitching a Ride on the Amish Buggy.” Publishers Weekly, 2 June 2008, 58.

Robinett, Jane Hostetler. “The Storyteller’s Gift/The Gift of Story: Narrative Voices in the Writings of S. C. Yoder.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 549-64.

Roth, John D. and Ervin Beck, eds. The Migrant Muse: Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S. Goshen, IN: Mennonite Historical Society, 1998.  Special Oct. 1998 issue of Mennonite Quarterly Review.

Ruth, John. “Knowing the Place for the First Time: A Response to Hildi Froese Tiessen.” Mennonite Identity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Ed. Calvin Redekop and Sam Steiner.  New York: University Press of America, 1988. Pp. 253-58.

__________. Mennonite Identity and Literary Art. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1978.

__________. “‘Not Only Tradition but Truth’: Legend and Myth Fragments Among Pennsylvania Mennonites.” Pennsylvania Folklife (Autumn 1996): 20-37.

Schlabach, Kyle.  “P. L. Gaus’s Ohio Amish Mysteries.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing. (July 2010).  Online.

Shenk, Stanley. “The Image of the Mennonites in American Novels, 1900-1970.” Diss., New York University, 1971.

__________. “American Mennonite Fiction.” Mennonite Life 23 (July 1968): 119-20.

Singmaster, Elsie.  Heart Language: Elsie Singmaster and Her Pennsylvania German Writings.  Ed. Susan Colestock Hill.  University Park:  Pennsylvania State U. Press, 2009.

Sprunger, Mary. “Old Story, Timely Play: Jordan’s Stormy Banks [By Elizabeth Beachy].” Mennonite Life 58:1 (March 2003). On-line.

Stoltzfus, Helen. “Theater as Transcendent Practice.” Mennonot 10 (Fall 1997): 13-14.

Suderman, Elmer. “American Mennonite Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography.” Mennonite Life 22 (July 1967): 131-33.

__________. “Fiction and Mennonite Life.” Midcontinent American Studies Journal 10 (1969): 16-24.

__________. “The Mennonite Character in American Fiction.” Mennonite Life 34 (March 1979), 8-15.

__________. “The Mennonite Community and the Pacifist Character in American Literature.” Mennonite Life 34 (March 1979): 8-15.

__________. ‘Mennonite Culture in a Science Fiction Novel.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 49 (Jan. 1975): 53-56.

­­­__________. "The Mennonite Pioneer." In From the Steppes to the Prairies, ed. Cornelius Krahn.  Newton, KS: Mennonite Publishing Office, 1949.  Pp. 102-15.

__________. “Mennonites, the Mennonite Community, and Mennonite Writers.” Mennonite Life 47 (Sept. 1992): 21-26.

__________. “Religious Values in Contemporary Literature.” Mennonite Life 20 (Jan. 1965): 22-28.

__________. “The Russo-German Mennonite Theme in the American Novel.” M.A. thesis, University of Kansas, 1948.

__________. “A Study of the Mennonite Character in American Fiction.” Mennonite Life 22 (July 1967): 172-76.

Suter, Linda. “Dogma and Deed: The Peace Position in Mennonite Fiction, 1914-15.” MQR 65 (Jan. 1991): 69-91.

Swartz, Ted.  Laughter as Sacred Space: The Not So Typical Journey of a Mennonite Actor.  Harrisonburg, VA:  Herald Press, 2012.

Thurlow, Michelle.  “’A Whisper of Satin’:  The Infant Dress Leitmotif in Beverly Lewis’s ‘Heritage of Lancaster County’ Series.”  Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing  (July 2010).  Online.

Tice, Adam.  Woven into Harmony:  50 Hymn Texts.  Chicago:  GIA Publications, 2009.

Tiessen, Hildi Froese. “Beyond the Binary: Reinscribing Cultural Identity in the Literature of Mennonites.” 72 (Oct. 98): 491-502.

__________. “Mennonite Literature and Postmodernism: Writing the ‘In-Between’ Space.” Mennonites and Postmodernism. Ed. Susan and Gerald Biesecker-Mast. Telford, PA: Pandora Press, 2000. Pp. 160-74.

__________.”The Role of Art and Literature in Mennonite Self-Understanding.” Mennonite Identity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Ed. Calvin Redekop and Sam Steiner. New York: University Press of America, 1988. Pp. 235-52.

Van Veen, Mirjam.  “The Forgotten Writings of the Mennonite Martyrs.”  Sixteenth Century Journal 36.1(Spring 2005):  187-88.

Visser, Piet, et al, eds. From Martyr to Muppy:  A Historical Introduction to Cultural Assimilation ProcesJoses of a Religious Minority in the Netherlands: The Mennonites. Amsterdam: Amsterdam U. Press, 1994.

— Piet Visser, “ . . . The Mennonite Image in Literature and Self-Criticism of Literary Mennonites,” 67-82.

— Marijke Spies, “Mennonites and Literature in the Seventeenth Century,” 83-98.

— Piet Visser, “Jan Philipsz Schabaelje . . . and His Wandering Soul,” 99-109.

--- Louis Peter Grijp, “ . . . Mennonite Songs from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries,” 110-32.

Walton, Zachary.  “Achieving an Anabaptist Vision: The Constitutive Rhetoric of Goshen Circle

Mennonite Leaders.”  Diss., Southern Illinois U. Carbondale, 2011.

Weaver-Zercher, Valerie.  Thrill of the Chaste:  The Allure of Amish Romance Novels.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2012.

__________.   “Tracing the Backstory of Amish Romance Novels.”  MQR 86:4 (Oct. 2012): 409- 409-36.

Wiebe, Christoph.  “The Tail End of a Five-Hundred-Year Experiment That Has Failed.”   Journal of the Center for Mennonite Literature 3.2 (March 2011).  Online.

Wiebe, Katie Funk. “The Mennonite Woman in Mennonite Fiction.” In Visions and Realities: Essays, Poems and Fiction Dealing with Mennonite Issues. Ed. Harry Loewen and Al Reimer. Winnipeg: Hyperion, 1985.

Wolff, Michele and Werner Enninger. “Devotional Literature: A Comparative Study of the Mennonites in Eastern France and the Swiss Anabaptists in the New World.” In Old and New World Anabaptists. Ed. James R. Dow, et. al. Essen: U. of Essen, 1994. Pp.129-54.

Zercher, David L. “Homespun American Saints: The Discovery and Domestication of the Old Order Amish.” Diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997.

__________. “Putting the Amish to Work: Mennonites and the Amish Culture Market, 1950-1975.” Church History 68:1 (Mar. 1999): 87-.

 

C. Periodicals that include creative writing and literary criticism by and about Mennonites

Christian Living (from 1954) — Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania.  Discontinued.

Conrad Grebel Review (from 1983) — Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Dreamseeker (quarterly).  www.CascadiaPublishingHouse.com/dsm

Family Life, Young Companion, Blackboard Bulletin – Pathway Publishers, Aylmer, Ontario, primarily for Amish audience.        

Festival Quarterly (1974-96) — Good Enterprises, Intercourse, Pennsylvania.  Discontinued.       

Geez:  Holy Mischief in an Age of Fast Faith. www.geezmagazine.org  264 Home St., Winnipeg MB, R3G 1X3 CANADA – quarterly for “over-churched, out-churched, unchurched and maybe even the un-churchable.” Maurice Mierau, poetry editor.

Ink and Quill Quarterly (from 2011); formerly Original Poetry (from 1995)—privately published in Mio, Michigan, primarily for an Amish audience.

Journal of Mennonite Studies (from 1983) — Chair in Mennonite Studies, University of Winnipeg.

Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing online (from 2009)  English Department of Goshen College.

Mennonite Life (1954-1999) — Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas. Now at website: http://www.bethelks.edu/mennonitelife/  Print version discontinued.

Mennonite Quarterly Review (from 1927) — Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. Mennonite Historical Society.

Mennonot (from 1993) — Sheri Hostetler, 1026 E. 6th St., Helena, Montana.  Discontinued.

Rhubarb (from 1999) — The Mennonite Literary Society, Winnipeg.