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Mother Figures – Mother in Objects

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Mother in Objects – A Folio of Prose and Poetry

Our latest Mother Figures folio depicts how objects evoke the mother: our writers explore, in prose and poetry, concrete representations of the essence of a remembered parent.

Karren Alenier – Granddaughter Clara Spera explores Bubbie Ruth’s big closet
Sarah W. Bartlett – Linen Hankies
Patricia Carragon – i’ve put on my mother’s shoes
Jessica Feder-Birnbaum – If the Shoe Fits
Linda Lamenza – My Inheritance
Deborah LeFalle – Haiku
José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes – Poem with the Yellow Pages and Rotary Phone
Martha Webster – The Mourner’s Office

Image by Marcy Rae Henry

Visit our other Mother Figures folios:

Storied Mothers

Other Mothers

The Mother Role


Marcy Rae Henry, una latina chingona de Los Borderlands, studied stuff in Spain, India, Burma and Nepal, favors the color blue and has two VCRs. Her writing has been longlisted, shortlisted, honorably mentioned and nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appears in The Columbia Review, Epiphany, carte blanche, The Southern Review and The Brooklyn Review, among others. She has two chapbooks of poetry forthcoming: We Are Primary Colors and Pobre Martir del Destino. marcyraehenry.com

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