Rhoda Janzen has published poetry in Mennonite Life in 2002, as well as publishing widely in journals including The Yale Review, the Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, American Literary Review, Buffalo Carp, Folio, and Malahat Review. More recently, new work appears in the anthology New Voices: American Academy of Poets Prize-Winners, edited by Heather McHugh, and in the journals Poetry Midwest, Lichen, Good Foot, Cairn, Salt River Review, among others. Recent poetry commissions include the dedication of UCLA's new I.M. Pei hospital. Rhoda teaches Creative Writing and American Literature at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and wrote some of these poems as a result of going on a heritage tour in Ukraine.