Tag Archives: Motherhood Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RHIANNON CONLEY

MURMUR by Rhiannon Conley “Did You Know? You can swim through the aorta of a blue whale.” I watched as two children swam, their soft hands like fins pushing themselves out of the open chamber of the imagined whale’s red … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LAURA READ

RIP, LAURA’S VAGINA By Laura Read Your vagina is beginning to devitalize, the doctor explained, when I asked him why I had had so many urinary tract infections lately. The first thing I thought was that I should say No, … Continue reading

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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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