In Kathryn Weld's "Is the Sun Conscious", readers are presented with a feminine and motherly sun, and the desolation of her absence.
Carol Barrett – Esther Talks to Her Unborn Child
Poet Carol Barrett's poem is spoken in the voice of biblical Queen Esther, from the Tanakh or Old Testament Book of Esther.
John O’Donohue – Beannacht / Blessing
This beautiful poem by John O'Donohue, whose title means 'blessing', is addressed to his mother, Josie.
BY VINCENT PUZICK I remember the smell of toast. I was in the middle of my morning minutes of Transcendental Meditation when my mother got home from her graveyard shift at the hospital.
Three-Pack as Another Name for Beauty
BY JOCELYN ULEVICUS An errand for her dying mother takes a daughter shopping for underwear.
Dane Cervine – The World is God’s Language
'Poetry is one way of reading this world,' according to poet Dane Cervine, whose new collection, The World is God’s Language, takes its title from a quote by French philosopher and mystic, Simone Weil.
Deneen Fendig and Duncan Trussell Talk About Active Dying
In March 2013, comedian and Podcast host Duncan Trussell broadcast one of the most touching episodes of his show, a conversation with his mother, Deneen Fendig, who was close to death after a long battle with cancer. Fendig, clearly an influence on Trussell's rambunctiously curious outlook on life, is lucid and uplifting as she talks… Continue reading Deneen Fendig and Duncan Trussell Talk About Active Dying