Tag Archives: Motherhood Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MANISHA SHARMA

Millions of girls continue to vanish pre-birth in India simply because they are girls. The following poems imagine these vanished girls. DEAR DAUGHTER In my mind I cradled you in my arms             I didn’t cage you you latched onto my … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SANDRA L. FAULKNER

THE INTERVIEW By Sandra L. Faulkner                    for Sylvia Plath (after “The Applicant”) Can you separate lights from darks, gabardine from linen? Too much bother? I cannot care if your hands are warm like Georgia hot springs capable of sparing my … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ABRIANA JETTÉ

LIES OUR MOTHER TOLD US By Abriana Jetté I do not believe in the story of the virgin but in the value of the human: the body — because no matter what you were told that soul is not yours. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KELLY HANSEN MAHER

CO-SLEEPING By Kelly Hansen Maher Accepting the rise and fall of boxcars heaving across the city, our industrial neighborhood. Old neighborhood, in which immigrants, studying for citizenship exams, named the streets in the order of the presidents. Trains make their … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MOTHERHOOD POETRY

Editor’s Note: In honor of Mother’s Day, I have gathered together some of my favorite poems that I’ve featured on this series over the years that consider motherhood from a plethora of perspectives, for motherhood is such a multi-faceted experience. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NAN COHEN

A NEWBORN GIRL AT PASSOVER By Nan Cohen Consider one apricot in a basket of them. It is very much like all the other apricots– an individual already, skin and seed. Now think of this day. One you will probably … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DECENCY

From DECENCY By Marcela Sulak: selections from SOLIDARITY vi. Virginity It’s not that you get tired, it’s that it starts to be the only thing, starts to disappear you. Your parents phone you at college to ask: how is your … Continue reading

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