The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood



Marjorie Tesser is the editor of Mom Egg Review. She is co-editor of the anthologies Bowery Women: Poems and Estamos Aquí: Poems of Migrant Farmworkers (both Bowery Books) and Travellin’ Mama: Mothers, Mothering, and Travel (Demeter Press, coming March 2019). She authored poetry chapbooks THE IMPORTANT THING IS (Firewheel Award Winner) and The Magic Feather, and  her poetry and fiction have appeared in several journals and anthologies.

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ana-c-h-silvaAna C. H. Silva lives in NYC and Olive, NY. Her poetry has been published in Podium, Mom Egg Review, the nth position, Snow Monkey, Anemone Sidecar, Chronogram, and Stepaway Magazine. She won the inaugural Rachel Wetzsteon Memorial Poetry Prize at the 92nd St. Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

MER VOX Editor-at-Large

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JP Howard’s debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System), was a Lambda Literary finalist. She is the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*). JP is a 2018 featured author in Lambda Literary’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools program and was a Split this Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist. JP has received fellowships from Cave Canem, VONA, and Lambda and curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon.

MER VOX Poetry Editor; MER 17 Poetry Editor

14237760_10208896216416140_269097134597678640_nJennifer Martelli is the author of The Uncanny Valley (Big Table Publishing Company, 2016) and My Tarantella (forthcoming, Bordighera Press), as well as the chapbook, After Bird (Grey Book Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in Thrush, Carve, Glass Poetry Journal, Cleaver, The Baltimore Review, Italian Americana, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Jennifer Martelli has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry.

MER VOX Poetry Editor; MER 17 Poetry Editor

Cindy Veach

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Cindy Veach is the author of Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press). Her poems have appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, The Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Salamander and elsewhere. She directs fundraising programs for non-profit organizations and lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. 


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From publishing and P.R., Patrice Boyer Claeys turned to creative writing, earning a Poetry Certificate from the University of Chicago. Her poems have appeared in many journals and have earned her a Best of the Net nomination. Fingers crossed, her first book will be finished soon.

Mom Egg Founding Publisher and Editor

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