Birky, Beth Martin. “’Sloughing Off Ribs’: Revealing the Second Sex in Julia Kasdorf’s Poetry.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77, no. 4 (October, 2003): 589-611. Examines Kasdorf’s poetry about the female body by applying the feminist theory of Simone de Beauvoir expressed in Le Deuxième Sexe (1949; The Second Sex, 1953).
Fisher, John. “Eve’s Striptease: What’s in a Name?” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77, no. 4 (October, 2003): 579-588. The biblical Eve is considered an archetype for Kasdorf’s creation of personae in her poetry.
Hostetler, Ann Elizabeth, ed. A Capella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2003. Anthology of Mennonite poets contains a short biography of Kasdorf, as well as her poems. The introduction by Hostetler provides valuable information on Mennonites and poets such as Kasdorf.
Kasdorf, Julia. “From the Poetry Editor.” Christianity and Literature 58, no. 4 (Summer, 2009): 573. In her editorial, Kasdorf discusses the broad range of faith-inspired American poetry that has emanated from sources as disparate as Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson.
_______. “Poet Julia Kasdorf: Straddling Two Worlds with Stories.” Interview by Sheri Hostetler. MENNONOT 4 (February, 1995). Kasdorf discusses the connections between her poetry and her Mennonite upbringing.
Publishers Weekly. Review of Sleeping Preacher. 239, no. 46 (October 19, 1992): 72. Reviewer acknowledges Kasdorf’s unsentimental portraits of the Amish as indicative of an original voice in American poetry but is less impressed by Kasdorf’s free-verse style.
Wright, David. “The Beloved, Ambivalent Community: Mennonite Poets and the Postmodern Church.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77, no. 4 (October, 2003): 547-548. Examines attitudes held by the larger Mennonite community regarding contemporary Mennonite poets, including Kasdorf.