Shelley Lalonde

Rhoda Janzen Burton

Memoir, Poetry

Rhoda Janzen Burton is the author of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home, which spent fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #1 on that list and on comparable lists in England and Canada. She is also the author of Babel's Stair, a collection of poems. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Yale Review, The Gettysburg Review, and The Southern Review. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the University of California Poet Laureate in 1994 and 1997. Burton teaches English and creative writing at Hope College.

Festival Years: 2010