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From the Editors: the Motherhood Issue

We’re trying to think back to the origins of A. Bradstreet: We remember that I was working in the Poetry Room at Harvard. That I came by to drop off…

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Imagining Mothering (excerpt)

1. A friend says motherhood is like living with your heart outside your body. This is more like science fiction than it seems at first, I decide days after we’ve…

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blk/wooomen revolution: Orbiting Sonia Sanchez, Alice Walker and Elizabeth Alexander

When PBS begins airing the documentary BaddDDD [i] about the life of Sonia Sanchez, it is the middle of the semester, my sixth wedding anniversary is just coming or going, my…

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Un Regno (A Kingdom) Among the Weeds

I speak to my son in Italian—I am a so-called heritage speaker. Teaching your child a second language, according to many studies, increases not only linguistic ability, but also cognitive…

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Undone by One Another

About a week into winter term, Zelda, a two-year old Pitbull mix who had been found abandoned in the high desert, gave birth to a litter of eight puppies. The…

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Between Light and Dark

  We’re folding laundry on our bed. What do you call a pregnancy scare without the “scare” in it? Thomas asks. Close call? Nope. Still sounds negative. He means, what…

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Failing to Make : Out of Absence : Toward Poiesis

“And so, as I sleep, some dream beguiles me, and suddenly I know I am dreaming. Then I think: this is a dream, a pure diversion of my will; and…

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My Son, Outnumbered

There’s my eleven-year-old son walking down the sidewalk. He has a bounce to his gait, a little shuffle, taking an extra small step when he comes to a stoplight, almost…

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Re-Hump [Video]

Re-Hump (2007), a demanding duet for two pregnant women, is a feminist reconsideration of physical and psychological limits explored through the signifying potential of the body. The piece experiments with…

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Conversations: Raquel Salas Rivera and Annie Won

Annie Won: Raquel, I really enjoyed your reading at Unnameable Books—particularly how your work straddles the bilingual, equally Spanish and English, how most of the Spanish in your work is…

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