Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Prose

I have lost twenty-four pounds. Most of it seemingly from my breasts. “They are like teenage breasts,” my husband says. He quickly adds, “That’s a compliment.” I have my doubts. Why do the breasts go before the potbelly? Yet that,…

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Carol Dorf – Although it is “difficult to get the news from poems” Amy King’s poetry helps the reader notice and pay attention to what is essential. Her poetry juxtaposes disparate aspects of personal history, social context and…

Events

The Mom Egg at Mass PoFest THE MOM EGG AT MASSACHUSETTS POETRY FESTIVAL Saturday, April 21st, 1:30-2:30 PM at The Gathering, Salem, MA Featured Readers: MARIE GAUTHIER, JENNIFER JEAN, COLLEEN MICHAELS , JANUARY GILL O’NEIL, NANCY VONA, MC –MARJORIE TESSER…

Prose

The language of motherhood isn’t equipped with words to express and the lack of control one feels about having a sick child. When I think of Homer’s poem – each island rising up from the flat surface of the page,…

Events

The Mom Egg 2012 Launch Party & Reading The Mom Egg Spring Reading & Launch Party Celebrating the release of The Mom Egg 2012 Vol. 10  THE BODY Contributors will read from the new issue. Sunday, April 15th 6-8 p.m.…

Poetry

Hand tempera paintings of New York City sewer systems, an unripe plum, mass of potential cells, bundled and bursting to expand, mitosis ready, to form organs and limbs. Paintings of flowers, and empty soil beds swollen breasts, remembering peri-bottles, the…

Book Reviews

Review by Ellen Miller-Mack – When I was pregnant with my first son, I told a friend who is from Ghana that I was dreaming every night about food. There were fine restaurants where I would order extravagant meals, or…

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Review by J.P. Howard              – Karma’s Footsteps, published by flipped eye publishing (www.flippedeye.net) in 2011, is Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie’s debut collection of poetry. Tallie successfully draws the reader in from the very first poem. The first stanza of the…

Book Reviews

Review by Maria Scala – The cover of Cassie Premo Steele’s latest collection of poetry, The Pomegranate Papers, bears the image of a succulent red pomegranate bursting through and staining a page of text from the dictionary. This is an…

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Review by Nicelle Davis – I love when poetry incorporates science to broaden the scope of its lyric content—simply put, I love Meredith Trede’s Field Theory. The most striking component of Meredith Trede’s collection Field Theory, is the book’s construction.…

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