Author Archives: Melanie Dennis Unrau

A copy editor’s preview of Rhubarb 33 (Mennonite Theatre) and 34 (Power and Politics)

These are the words Melanie Dennis Unrau looked up in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and wrote in her style notes for our two most recent issues: Aboriginal acknowledgement Anabaptist

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I wrote the blog post about the huge high that was the launch of my first solo collection while blocking out the dark night of the soul that had followed it, the low I’ll call the post-book slump. After the big night my friend congratulated me by saying “you launched yourself to the moon.” From […]

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The Good Enough Book Launch

The week before the launch of my new book, Happiness Threads: The Unborn Poems, I attended two poetry readings during the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. The first was by Toronto filmmaker and poet Ann Shin. It was, to be honest, terrible. Shin was well dressed and coiffed, but she seemed distracted, possibly bored. She hadn’t […]

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What Matters

In a few days I will launch my first poetry collection. It’s been a long road to get to the eve of the launch, and to tell the story of how it came together I usually go back to 2002. That’s the year ten of my poems were published in Exposed, a collection of work […]

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No Menno

Dear players of the Mennonite Name Game, I’ll just come out and say it: I’m not Mennonite. I didn’t become one when I married a person with a Menno name – someone who grew up calling himself German because, as some of you know, Mennonite heritage can be a painful thing. And I’m 99 percent […]

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