Category Archives: The Motherhood MFA

Hannah, Delivered by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

Hannah, Delivered is a lyric exploration of the challenges of birthing: the birth of a child that makes a woman a mother, and the birth of the self that makes a woman an integrated, fully-realized adult. Hannah finds the second … Continue reading

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Oh, Baby! Oh, Baby. Oh . . . Baby.

Not since Vicki Glembocki’s The Second Nine Months have I read a book that so gratefully and necessarily delivered me from the slog of sentiment, shoulds, unhelpful advice, and ubiquitous judgment that is so encrusted around virtually every mainstream image … Continue reading

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Feminist Reads: Literary Mama

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I’ve been thinking lately about the competing demands of parenthood and literary creation. Actually, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time – about two years, ever since the birth of my second child and the discovery that the … Continue reading

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Good for You, Not for Me #AmySaysYesPlease

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Or: Why Feminism Needs to Be Mainstream, Reason #147. I just dropped my daughter off for the first day at her new preschool. I realize it’s summer, which may amplify the immediate clutch of guilt, worry, shame, and deep ambivalence … Continue reading

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Seeking Submissions!

Femmeliterate readers, writers, and fans: please consider contributing to one of the four new features rolling out on this site. Women Writers Reading will feature published authors reflecting on a book that inspires them; Any and all fem-friendly readers are … Continue reading

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It’s a New Year: How Not to be Overwhelmed

So many wonderful projects on the to-do list already for the new year. The novel to finish revising and start sending out. The chapter to write on my favorite medieval romance, Melusine, to prepare for the volume I’m co-editing. My … Continue reading

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