Karen Craigo’s poems walk within memories, where both scarcity and plenty are possible depending on perspective. In poem after poem, Craigo chooses abundance — in kindness, in language, in story.
Sarah Ivens Moffett
In her short stories, Louisa Ermelino beautifully captures, ponders, and shares women’s dilemmas and obstacles on the subject of where one belongs, both figuratively and literally.
The poetry of Ann Tweedy’s The Body’s Alphabet presents the complexity of relationships between mothers and their children from multiple perspectives and connects her readers to “an alphabet only the body can interpret.”
Katherine D. Stutzman
Leslie Lawrence tackles topics as earthly as yard sales, picnics, and childhood dance lessons and as profound as motherhood, identity, and death. They are animated by her honesty and her wonderfully appealing capacity for finding interest and value in everything around her.
In Elizabeth Strout’s Amy and Isabelle and My Name is Lucy Barton, the four main characters grapple with the dark side of the past within the framework of the narrative present; taken together they represent the potential for a broader cycle of experience from childhood, adolescence, and motherhood.
Nicole Rollender’s debut poetry collection tackles desire and grief as manifested through the female form in way that is haunting yet accessible, a reminder of pain and perseverance through motherhood.
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