Breaking Mennonite; Living in the City

We have here an issue of city experience explored in prose, poetry, and visual images. David Bergen treats us to a sneak preview from his new novel Leaving Tomorrow, set in Paris, and Patrick Friesen remembers his trip from Steinbach to Winnipeg, which is, to paraphrase poetry editor Di Brandt, “40 miles and 400 years away.”

Enjoy the poetry she has edited and the visual images collected by our new visual arts editor, Murray Toews, who also provides illustration for our two stories. We are also pleased to feature an interview of Eric Friesen by Maurice Mierau, who now edits Rhubarb creative non-fiction.

Reviews editor Julienne Isaacs has made sure you know what’s up in Mennonite publishing, from “bonnet novels” to the debut poetry collection by Melanie Dennis Unrau. Corey Redekop provides closure with a little levity and a reminder that there are more and more Mennonites who have never lived anywhere else than in Metropolis.

Thanks to the editors and designers at Geez magazine for putting it all together. Our Table of Contents lets you know what else is in this issue, available for purchase as a single issue, or as part of an annual three issue subscription. Enjoy!