Ann Hostetler, Professor of English

Contact information
English department
1700 S. Main St.
Goshen College
Goshen IN 46526-4795

Fax: (574) 535-7293
Office phone: (574) 535-7469

B.A., Kenyon College, 1976
M.A., Pennsylvania State, 1982
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1996 

Goshen College, 1998-

Ann Hostetler is the author of Empty Room with Light and editor of A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry. She has published scholarly work in PMLA, as well as articles in the Mennonite Quarterly Review and Emerson Studies Quarterly. Ann has also published poetry in The American Scholar, The Cream City Review, Mankato Poetry Review and other literary journals. She is the site editor for the online Center for Mennonite Writing.


Ann was a featured speaker, poet, and panelist at the "Mennonite/s Writing: Manitoba and Beyond" conference at the University of Winnipeg in October 2009.


Intro to Creative Writing; Poetry; Writing; Creative Nonfiction; American Literature Surveys; British Literature: 1800 - Present; American Indian Literature; African American Literature; and Literature and Writing.


"Mennonites, Indians, Poetry and Peace: Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr and the Southern Cheyenne," Goshen College, press release, March 11, 2003

"Three Women Poets and the Beginnings of Mennonite Poetry in the U.S: Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr, Jane Rohrer, Jean Janzen (.PDF), " Mennonite Quarterly Review, article

Publications & poems

Heirlooms, The Valparaiso Poetry Review, 2008

A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry, University of Iowa Press, 2003

Empty Room with Light: Poems, Pandora Press, 2002

Thumbelina and Apparition, Dreamseeker Magazine, Autumn 2001

Hostetler 'in the media'

Some New Voices in Mennonite Poetry: A Review Essay, MQR, vol. 84, no. 2, April 2010.

Speaking from Experience, The Record, Jan. 21, 2009.

Goshen College English Department launches New Center for Mennonite Writing online, Goshen College press archives, Jan. 19, 2009.

The art of reading poetry, Mennonite Brethren Herald, Dec. 5, 2003

First anthology of Mennonite poetry released by Goshen professor, The Newton Kansan, article, Oct. 24, 2003

Comprehensive anthology of Mennonite poetry released by Goshen College English professor, Goshen College, press release, Oct. 17, 2003

Women poets partner for reading Jan. 10 at Goshen College, Goshen College, press release, Jan. 9, 2003

The Eight-Year Road of a Poet-Scholar: An Interview with Ann Hostetler, Mennonite Life, Interview, Dec. 2002

Celebrating the words and the Word – Nearly 300 writers gather at Goshen College for Mennonite/s Writing: An International Conference Oct. 24-27, Goshen College, press release, 2002

Goshen College professor will deliver 2002-2003 C. Henry Smith Lecture; Hostetler to discuss Mennonite poet’s connection with Cheyenne, Goshen College, press release, May 21, 2002

English department
1700 South Main St
Goshen, Indiana 46526
Ann Hostetler
Phone: +1 (574) 535-7469
Fax: (574) 535-7293