Danielle Pieratti's 'Rubric for Burying a Hen' is a heartbreaking account of what it is to fail to sustain someone or something in our care.
Kathryn Weld – Is the Sun Conscious
In Kathryn Weld's "Is the Sun Conscious", readers are presented with a feminine and motherly sun, and the desolation of her absence.
Samantha Imperi – To my child, on God
Samantha Imperi's powerful tragic poem "To my child, on God" muses God as a feminine force, forced to birth a universe she doesn't want.
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.
K. E. Ogden – Daily Labor
Blending domesticity and earthy natural imagery, Los Angeles poet K. E. Ogden presents readers with quite the scene in three short stanzas.
Shanley McConnell – Mary sings a lullaby to her baby God
Gently illuminating a story long important to civilization, poet Shanley McConnell grants readers a glimpse of Mary and the birth of her son.
A Love Letter to Nathaniel
BY KATE TAGAI - Love only needs an instant to unfurl, and no one knows this better than the mother of a child she only knew for a few days.
Cristina Legarda – Mary
Poet Cristina Legarda's tender poem "Mary" is written from the viewpoint of the mother of Jesus Christ, as she looks back with a heart full of love and sadness at moments with her divine child.
The River Cabin
BY CAITE MCNEIL Making the decision to move back to Maine wasn't easy for a mother who wanted her daughter to love her home as much as she does.
Maggie Smith – Good Bones
Maggie Smith's beautiful and poignant poem about the how to parent and teach beauty to our children.