Monthly Archives: May, 2011

Special

Dreams Against Absence I. First Night without my Son I gather the scent of my husband like a bed-sheet made of mice. Awake, the smell of our family scurries out from cracks in the walls. I cry this warmth made…

Poetry

Kylemore Abbey, home of the Benedictine Order of Nuns is situated on the picturesque west coast of Ireland. The nuns who reside here take a vow of silence and live quiet, peaceful lives in an enormous castle. The pristine acres…

Events

The Mom Egg 2011 Vol. 9 Launch Party and Reading Sunday, May 15th 6-8 PM Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia St New York, NY 10014 (212) 989-9319 Sunday, May 15, 2011 Featuring Puma Perl, Kelly Bargabos, Margo Berdeshevsky, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Rosalie Calabrese,…

Interviews

A Conversation with Hettie Jones for The Mom Egg, May 2011 Interview by Marjorie Tesser Part 1 – In this segment, Jones discusses independence and community, growing up in the 1950’s, the beat years, feminism and more. Segment 1 of 4…

Prose

In between fertility treatments, every time my husband Jose and I have half-decent sex when I know I must be ovulating, this stubborn little part of me still thinks we might have conceived naturally, that maybe the stars have aligned…

Book Reviews

Review by Judith O’Brien – It’s hard to turn away from the poems in What Can Be Saved. The two speakers— Lovey, with what today we’d call “special needs” and her dedicated Momma—speak directly to the reader in authentic voices.…

Book Reviews

Review by Nicelle Davis The Forest of Sure Things by Megan Snyder-Camp Tupelo Press 2010 $16.95, Winner of the Tupelo Press / Crazyhorse Award for an outstanding first book – As a new mother, I’m often surprised how many of my…

Poetry

When polishing sterling silver, Use a soft cream and a damp cloth Lest you scratch the shiny surface Of what you never meant to mar. A mother of four children, Jane Blanchard divides her time between Augusta and St.…