A father teaches his daughter the art of buoyancy and incants a blessing for her survival.
Katie Bowers – Even Though I Am Weary of Church Pews, She Is Not
Written during the peak of the pandemic, Katie Bowers' poem touches on the challenges of faith and belief, parenting and childhood.
Maggie Smith – Good Bones
Maggie Smith's beautiful and poignant poem about the how to parent and teach beauty to our children.
Three-Pack as Another Name for Beauty
BY JOCELYN ULEVICUS An errand for her dying mother takes a daughter shopping for underwear.
Lori Rottenberg – Heresy
Lori Rottenberg wrote her poem, Heresy, when her children were young and she was a stay-at-home mom.
The Landscape of Loss – Liz Tichenor’s ‘The Night Lake’
How to continue in the world after losing a child? Young mother and priest Liz Tichenor charts the journey of her own bereavement.
Embodying Grief – A Conversation with Liz Tichenor
Author and priest Liz Tichenor talks about her book The Night Lake, about dealing with loss and what the topography of grief looks like after seven years.
Their Love of Life Should Never Weaken
Pursuing our vocations and allowing our children the space to develop their own, are, according to Natalia Ginzburg, paramount in raising healthy children and developing healthy relationships with them as they grow.
Letters to My Unborn Daughter
BY KATHERINE LEE A woman unpacks the meaning of motherhood in a series of letters to her unborn and unnamed daughter.
Gregory Pardlo – Raisin
The anxieties of fatherhood and the tension of generational and racial dynamics weave through Gregory Pardlo's vibrant and dense poem, Raisin.