Yearly Archives: 2014

Gallery

Poetry Comics by Jessy Randall – “The Topology of Motherhood” The diagrams (without added text) originally appeared in: Roger Fenn, ed. Topology of Low-Dimensional Manifolds: Proceedings of the Second Sussex Conference, 1977. Berlin, 1979. Jessy Randall’s motherhood-related poems and…

Book Reviews

Review by Issa M. Lewis – The idea of what a mother should be is often romanticized in popular thought. Images of the perfect mother—ultra-organized, fierce protectors of their children (but never taking it so far as to appear unfeminine)—have…

Authors' Notes

“Pryputniewicz does not flinch from the challenges of the labyrinth—pathways that might lead equally, or randomly, to betrayal or desire.”—Bhanu Kapil, The Vertical Interrogration of Strangers Author Tania Pryputniewicz on November Butterfly – Writing the poems of November Butterfly gave me…

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Review by Mindy Kronenberg It may not be a coincidence that I have received Tsaurah Litzky’s poetry chapbook Jerry in the Bardo for review around the same time as Roz Chast’s graphic memoir of her aging parents, Can’t We Talk…

Book Reviews

Review by Tara L. Masih – Even before this young adult book was published as a novel, it won a merit award as a novella from the annual SCBWI’s Magazine Award competition. After publication, it garnered a long list of…

Book Reviews

Review by Mindy Kronenberg – The subject of motherhood can be tricky territory for women, in the literary as well as visual arts, where practitioners want their subject matter to transcend the personal realm and “precious” expectations that are sometimes…

Prose

When I finally sit down to write poetry at 9 p.m. in my “office” – which is my laptop sitting on my long wooden dining room table – I usually hear a drama-filled voice start calling, “Mama, mama, come quick!…

Book Reviews

Review by Julie Maloney – What moves me about Nancy Gerber’s latest work, Fire and Ice, is how she captures the bearings of the heart. Gerber combines poetry with prose in a seamless marriage of love and hurt. Read it…

Poetry

I set the trap tonight. Last week I wrote in my journal that life is sacred.  Later, I bought the trap. Tonight I read to my child. Do animal mothers love their babies?  Yes, yes, of course they do.  Animal…

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