Goshen College Bulletin
Alumni Magazine since 1956
Feature Articles:
‘A Cappella’ draws on many voices in Mennonite poetry
An interview with Associate Professor of English Ann Hostetler by Rachel Lapp

In the fall of 2003, the University of Iowa Press released A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry, the culmination of eight years of work – a labor of love – by Associate Professor of English Ann E. Hostetler.

Tinder for a poet's heart
By Ryan Miller ’95

In the autumn of 1970, an intense young man made a beeline through the Goshen College campus, ignoring the leafy maples, seeking the device necessary to complete his quest of love.

Writing what might have been: The Amish, a murder and faithfulness
By Jodi H. Beyeler

When Evie Yoder Miller’s aunt told her about the murder of an Amish baby that led to a false accusation and the 50-year shunning of the baby’s uncle until the truth was revealed, Yoder Miller ’66 knew that she wanted to know more.

Spiritual memoir explores heritage, place, relationships
By Rachel Lapp

When Cynthia Yoder ’89 was 26 and she felt as if her life was coming apart at the seams, she took an action both natural and radical: she packed up her New York City life and headed to rural eastern Pennsylvania.

Steadfast hope that bullets cannot destroy
By Emily Hershberger '04

I attended Sunday services in the Church of the Nativity this summer on the site where, according to Christian tradition, Jesus was born. Down in the stone caverns of the church’s belly was a gold star, marking the site of the proverbial manger and surrounded by candles and incense and an old Greek Orthodox priest in brown robes.

About this issue: By Rachel Lapp, Editor
A Lively cultivation of creative writing excellence – At the “Mennonite/s Writing: An International Conference” held at Goshen College in October 2002 the 40th anniversary of the publication of Rudy Wiebe’s novel Peace Shall Destroy Many was acknowledged.
The end is the beginning: By President Shirley S. Showalter
The writing life – The chocolate marshmallows from the Olympia Candy Kitchen are like Limoges china: among the finest. The chocolate is real – dark, thick and rich.