Mennonite Poet


Mennonite poet to give reading

Award-winning Mennonite poet Jean Janzen will return to Bluffton to read from her work at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Musselman Library Reading Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Janzen’s books include “Paper House,” “Piano in the Vineyard,” “Tasting the Dust” and “Snake in the Parsonage”—all poems—as well as “Entering the Wild: Essays on Faith and Writing.” Her work has also appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Gettysburg Review, Christian Century, Image, and many other magazines and anthologies.

She has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a featured reader at many conferences and other events, including the 2006 Mennonite/s Writing conference in Bluffton.