The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood
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MER VOX Quarterly – Fall 2017

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September 15, 2017

POETRY: Challenging the Quintessential Motherhood Poem

A folio curated by Jennifer Martelli and Cindy Veach

Motherhood poems have a certain reputation of being overly sentimental and happy. Traditionally, they have not reflected the fact that the motherhood experience is highly complex involving identity, body image, autonomy, and more….

Featured poets: Maggie Smith, Kelli Russell Agodon, Karen Skolfield, Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Erika Meitner, Sarah Browning, Teri Cross Davis, JP Howard


Sarah Dixon

GALLERY: Mother Bunting: The Art of Sarah Dixon and other Mother Artists

Curated by Ana Silva

Bunting, that repeating triangle flag of cheeriness that decorates birthday parties and festivities, is now in the hands of feminist artists. Sarah Dixon, an artist based in Stroud, England, offers her Mother Bunting template for women to share their experiences of motherhood.

Featured artists: Helena Alipaz,Uta Baldouf, Sharon Bennett, Katharina Child, Sarah Dixon, Emily Hall, Lynda Sterling, Luana Venuti


Photo by Peter Dressel

Interview of Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, author of Arrival,  by Keisha-Gaye Anderson.

Special Treat: a reading of poems from Arrival by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Plus Book Reviews, Currents Announcement, Events.

 

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