Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Book Reviews

Review by Jennifer Martelli   In “Annalogue on Oranges,” Uljana Wolf writes, “ . . . . all travels are possible. / All ways of the voice that lead across it, are good” (69). As I read Wolf’s Subsisters: Selected…

Latest Issue

Introducing Mom Egg Review 16 – MOTHERS WORK MOTHERS PLAY This issue of Mom Egg Review looks at PLAY and WORK through the lens of motherhood.  Celebrated and emerging literary writers explore the following themes: The work of mothering, of…

Online Quarterly

MER VOX Quarterly – Spring 2018 Feast your eyes on fabulous poems and art! Body Image A Poetry Folio Curated by Jennifer Martelli and Cindy Veach Featured Poets: Kathleen Aguero Kirun Kapur Jill McDonough Michelle Reale Tina Kelley Dawn…

Body Image

For women body image can be fraught with conflict and cognitive dissonance. We are inundated with body images from the advertising and media world that are not representative of the full spectrum of womanhood … that don’t reflect the changes…

Poetry

Dawn Paul VEINS My mother lies on her back on the big double bed lifts her right leg, straightens it, pumps her foot. See how swollen my ankle gets? Her ankle is smooth, shiny scribbled with thin red veins. She…

Poetry

Virginia Chase Sutton CONSTELLATIONS On the skin inside my upper arms are galaxies of bruises, some as fresh as this morning, one or two for each day when Mother inspects to see if I’ve lost weight. I haven’t. She…

Poetry

Kathleen Aguero SELF-PORTRAIT AS A GERANIUM Here’s all I’ve got: one showy cluster of red blossoms, fancy hat on a scrawny neck rising above bare stems and gently ruffled leaves with their dark inner border, peach fuzz. Leggy, untrimmed, I’m…

Poetry

Michelle Reale THIS YEAR MY SORROW DROWNS ITSELF This year my sorrow drowns itself. I can’t be responsible anymore. Here is where I’m at: you’ve nailed my hair to the floorboards, and I lay quiet, all shallow breathing like…

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