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Online Quarterly

MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2017 Poetry #MeToo a folio curated by Jennifer Martelli and Cindy Veach “Everyday, we are witnessing women speaking out, giving their trauma words. Ten years ago, Tarana Burke urged us to “tell your story,…

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Lines in the Woods by Ana C. H. Silva Artist’s Statement I chose the softest muslin I could find; one thick enough to withstand several washings and feel like one’s favorite pillowcase, apron, or handkerchief. What lasts? Bronze work, stone…

Challenging the Traditional Motherhood Poem

Maggie Smith Overheard Nothing is yours. All of this, everything, is ours. When my daughter, age seven, says this to her little brother, I stop sliding the white plates into the kitchen cabinet and peek into the playroom. So much…

Back Issues

Mom Egg Review Vol. 15 Our fifteenth annual issue includes work about pregnancy, birth, parenting, nurturing elders. MER is about mothers’ work, as mothers and in the world, as artists, and as citizens of our planet. Explore the many voices of…

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Megan Wynne Artist Statement: I am interested in the transgenerational legacy of the mother-child dynamic, in which beliefs, behaviors, and past traumas haunt one generation to the next. In the Motherhood project, I work in collaboration with my two…

Book Reviews

Review by Issa M. Lewis – The complexity of motherhood is often overlooked; we are frequently urged to consider only sentimental images of manicured women playing with their remarkably well-mannered infants on white sofas. While joy is certainly a significant…

Book Reviews

Review by Judith Swan  – When the 19th century’s Anna Laetitia Barbauld addressed the less-than-classical theme of motherhood, the terms “sentiment” and “romanticized” were not the pejoratives they are today. Indeed, the cultivation of sentiment or emotion was a middle class…

M.A.M.A.

Mothers Are Making Art A collaborative project among Mom Egg Review, the ProCreate Project, the Museum of Motherhood, and The Mother Magazine, Mothers Are Making Art (M.A.M.A.) pairs work by mother visual artists with words from Mom Egg Review writers.  The project…

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Minna Dubin – Artist’s Statement: – I am interested in using art to challenge people to think critically about cultural mythologies embedded in our everyday lives. I take familiar things—baseball games or cuddling with a child—and pry them open, look…

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