Nonfiction

Poet In Space

Sarah Cook

“If you write you can forge / A substance that is other than the woman of substance / You are. If you do it to such a point you can find / Yourself declining substance altogether. It happens. It is a danger.” ~Ariana Reines

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Being a poet means being an organism that already exists at the edges. By poet I mean woman. Either way, I’m embarrassed most …

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Mothering in Black and White

Janice Tuck Lively & Mary Barbara Walsh

 

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 my childhood. I lived with my grandparents from the time I was three until I was eight. My mother left my little sister and me and traveled North in search of a job. Once she was settled, she would send for …

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