Posted on February 16th, 2005
Ann Hostetler, associate professor of English, Goshen College
Ann Hostetler will read from her full-length collection of published poetry, "Empty Room With Light," published by Cascadia Publishing House (2002). She is also the editor of "A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry" (University of Iowa Press).
Dr. Hostetler is associate professor of English at Goshen (Ind.) College, where she teaches English and creative writing. She previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Hostetler draws on her training as a visual artist as she seeks to articulate moments of illumination in everyday life. Her poetry collection is structured by a series of frames named after different forms of visual display, such as "Family Album," "Exhibitions" and "En Plein Air." Each section of her book offers a rich and varied palette of images and sheds light on a different facet of the poet