Yearly Archives: 2010

Fiction

Mama needed a ride home from work so I went for her. As I was pulling out of the lot behind the grocery store where she was a clerk in the deli, I said, “We gotta stop somewhere; Ray wants…

Prose

There are Mothers of Invention, Motherlodes, Holy Mothers, Mother #%*!-ers & Mother tongues. We give birth to a child, a book, a business venture or a song. We are born, reborn & born again. While the umbilical cord that connected…

Poetry

Mom Egg contributor RH Douglas passed away last week. Cheryl Boyce Taylor writes of her, “She was a brave Warrior/Poet/Trini/Mother-Woman-Wildness. Say a prayer for her peace and safe travel.” In Rodlyn’s memory, we are re-printing a poem of hers originally…

Prose

My fifth grader thinks she’s slick when we are getting ready for school, that if her lip gloss is subtly applied, or combined with a lighter shade, I won’t notice her slightly rosier lips as we are heading out the…

Selections

A girl finds out something new about her mother’s second husband.  A teenager succumbs to the lure of adventure on a Haitian night.  A non-observant grandmother attempts to explain a religious holiday to a child.  A grown man fails to…

Prose

I’ve been birthing a collection of poems about raising a gay daughter since she came out at fifteen. That was four years ago. I didn’t realize I was writing a collection on this theme but my role as mother had…

Special

She Dressed in a Hurry (for Lady Di) A Photo Poem Montage by Tania Pryputniewicz Photography by Robyn Beattie www.robynbeattie.com, Piano, Scriabin Etude, Opus 42#4, Stephen Pryputniewicz Text of Poem, originally published at Salome Magazine http://www.salomemagazine.com/chamber.php?id=301 Recent poetry by Tania…

Press

Special Edition, Mom Knees: Editor Marjorie Tesser and The Mom Egg with Nicelle Davis of The Bee’s Knees Blog Marjorie Tesser is editor for Bowery Books, Bob Holman’s independent poetry press, and co-edited the Bowery anthologies Bowery Women: Poems and…