Tag Archives: Motherhood Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RACHEL HEIMOWITZ

REFRESH By Rachel Heimowitz We raise them in lemons, in buttercream, in cornmeal, we cut the crust off every loaf and serve blueberries to those who can’t abide the crumbs. We let them ride our arms like cowboys, and when … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MALAK

From MALAK By Jenny Sadre-Orafai: LAST READING There is a pregnant bird in the cup. Malak looks at me like she has never looked at that in a cup before. My father looks at me like there are things I’m … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GILI HAIMOVICH

AND THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SOFTNESS By Gili Haimovich People are still flirting with trying to look younger, to make each other laugh. Their existence is softened by the luxuries of having some time, some needs, met. People are still eager, … Continue reading

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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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