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Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined

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Becoming a mother takes more than the physical act of giving birth or completing an adoption: it takes birthing oneself as a mother through psychological, intellectual, and spiritual work that continues throughout life. Yet most women’s stories of personal growth after motherhood tend to remain untold. As writers and mothers, Andrea Buchanan and Amy Hudock were frustrated by what they perceived as a lack of writing by mothers that captured the ambiguity, complexity, and humor of their experiences. So they decided to create the place they wanted to find, with the kind of writing they wanted to read.

This unique collection features the best of the online magazine literarymama.com, a site devoted to mama-centric writing with fresh voices, superior craft, and vivid imagery. While the majority of literature on parenting is not literary or is not written by mothers, this book is both. Including creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, Literary Mama celebrates the voices of the maternally inclined, paves the way for other writer mamas, and honors the difficult and rewarding work women do as they move into motherhood.

Synopsis:

For Mothers Who Write or Aspire to, who find meaning and humor in the demanding but wondrous daily experience of raising children, and who value the sharing of these varied experiences, comes a wonderfully rich compendium by mothers who write-the lively, refined, honest, and witty Literary Mama.

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Becoming a mother takes more than the physical act of giving birth or completing an adoption: it takes birthing oneself as a mother through psychological, intellectual, and spiritual work that continues throughout life. Yet most women's stories of persona

Table of Contents

Pregnancy / Lori Romero — Third month / Sarah Pinto — Thirty-seven weeks / Rachel Iverson — Evolution of a muse / Joanne Hartman — Thirteen ways of looking at being a mother and a poet / Nicole Cooley — The gift / Karen Vernon — The blue snake lies curled in my bowl like oatmeal / Barbara Crooker — Not so perfect / Jennifer Lauck — Out of the woods / Lizbeth Finn-Arnold — Casi's face / Gabriela Anaya Valdepena — LiLi / Laura Lopez — Nighttime with Dorothea / Rachel Iverson — The girl is mine / Deesha Philyaw Thomas — Chocolate / Cassie Premo Steele — The girl at the side of the road / Peggy Duffy — Beautiful daughter / Mary Moore — Eclipse / Marguerite Guzman Bouvard — Boy child / Ona Gritz — When you're ten / Lisa McMann — Albion street / Amy Burditt — Analyzing Ben / Jennifer Eyre White — Packing the car / Linda Lee Crosfield — How to make a meat pie and other tales of the ambitious mother / Lisa Rubisch — Son of a bitch / Garrie Keyman — Matermorphosis / KerryAnn Cochrane — Sanctuary / Peggy Hong — Camping / Barbara Card Atkinson — Becoming mine / Naughty Mommy — Coming / Rachel Sarah — The dogs of Sayulita / Jennifer D. Munro — The impatient mother / Ona Gritz — Forecasts / Kimberly Greene Angle — Nebraska / Holly Day — Eyes in the back of her head / Gayle Brandeis — Gan / Suzanne Kamata — Mama's orange robe / Cathleen Daly — Blueberries for mom / Meagan Francis — World-girl / Mary Moore — Motherkind / S.A. Miller — Gray / Sybil Lockhart — Mitzraim / Liz Abrams-Morley — Acts of contrition / Lisa Meaux — Dad, in red / Sonya Huber.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580053358
Publisher:
Seal Press
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - General
Editor:
Hudock, Amy
Editor:
Buchanan, Andrea J. J.
Editor:
Buchanan, Andrea J.
Editor:
Buchanan, Andrea
Author:
Buchanan, Andrea J.
Author:
Hudock, Amy
Author:
Buchanan, Andrea
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Gift Books
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Literary Criticism : American - General
Publication Date:
November 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , For Mothers Who Write or Aspire to, who find meaning and humor in the demanding but wondrous daily experience of raising children, and who value the sharing of these varied experiences, comes a wonderfully rich compendium by mothers who write-the lively, refined, honest, and witty Literary Mama.
"Synopsis" by , Becoming a mother takes more than the physical act of giving birth or completing an adoption: it takes birthing oneself as a mother through psychological, intellectual, and spiritual work that continues throughout life. Yet most women's stories of persona
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