Author: Maureen Ott

The Spider and the Fly

The morning I left him, I unrolled reams of toilet paper; it lay in soft defiance on the bathroom floor. He hated that. How many times

Kara (Kara Walker)

The Tyranny of the Mirror

It’s 9:00 AM on a Monday morning in the Village. I’m on the fifth floor of Joffrey studios and I’m standing at the barre. My

Käthe (Käthe Kollwitz)

Find Me In Between

Sitting cross-legged on the guestroom daybed, Aunt Diana looked a bit like her namesake goddess. She had unbuttoned the top of her blouse so that

Louise (Louise Nevelson)

February: A Timeline in 28 Parts

  The First I really need to choose one specific day every week to wash my clothes. My current method hails from the world-renowned “Wait

Poet In Space

“If you write you can forge / A substance that is other than the woman of substance / You are. If you do it to

Mothering in Black and White

  I have always been my mother’s child, but not always her daughter. It was my choice. She was not there for several years during

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