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The Mennonite Literary Society is pleased to present  29 Mennonite Poets.  The stunning book cover features a painting by Deborah Dannelly and is designed by Terry Corrigan at Relish New Brand Experience. This 176-page anthology features the work of 29 Mennonite Poets, edited and introduced by Clarise Foster, the editor of Contemporary Verse 2.

Whether you are ordering one copy or 30, The Mennonite Literary Society will provide free shipping to the end of March 2017. 29 Mennonite Poets sells for $25.00, though discounts are available.

The collection captures the range of Mennonite poetry from its beginnings in Canada including the work of Patrick Friesen and Di Brandt to new voices like nathan dueck, Katherena Vermette, Garth Martens, and Angeline Schellenberg. The four American poets are established poets Jeff Gundy, Jean Janzen, Julia Spicher Kasdorf and newcomer Abigail Carl-Klassen.

The Table of Contents is attached as a separate file showing Mennonite writing continues to flourish, in widely varying styles and choices of content. The Mennonite Literary Society decided to choose only work previously published. All of the poets are still living with the exception of Marjorie Toews, whose powerful voice as a poet, evident in her work published here, was silenced by suicide.

Bulk Purchases

29 Mennonite Poets is a good introduction to Mennonite poetry for the general reader, secondary and post secondary students. Volume discounts are available, 10% of for 10 copies, 20% off 20 to a maximum of 30% for 30 copies. They can be ordered from the Rhubarb website, here. Shipping is free until March 30, 2017.

Use the following codes at Checkout to receive discounts on bulk purchases.

033117rh30 – 30% off 30 issues

033117rh20 – 20% off 20 issues

033117rh10 – 10% off 10 issues

The Mennonite Literary Society will follow this poetry anthology, publishing a collection of Mennonite stories, selected by David Bergen in March.

For further information contact:

Publisher: Victor Enns [email protected], 1-204-642-8633 or
Editor: Clarise Foster [email protected]
Ordering information: Tim Brandt c/o Victor Enns [email protected]


Mennonite Literary Society
606-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

Payment is accepted on line at www.rhubarbmag.com
Cheques must be made out to: The Mennonite Literary Society

The Mennonite Literary Society thanks the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Foundation, the Gerhard Lohrenz Publication Fund, Friesens Printing and our donors and subscribers for making this anthology possible.