Midwinter Day

In my unresisting picture, all love seen All said is dented love’s saluted image Bernadette Mayer, the beat poet, wrote these words in Midwinter Day–the book she wrote on the shortest day of the year while also the mother of

What is Ekphrasis & How Can it Help My Writing?

Ekphrasis* is Greek for art that speaks out. Poets and writers use this term to describe a writing prompt that starts with a piece of visual art—a painting, sculpture, or photograph for example. The object or image inspires and drives

Can We Rewild Motherhood?

I’m reading an intriguing and beautifully written book by Shannon K. Evans who applies the concept of rewilding–returning land to its natural state in hopes of reclaiming its essence–to motherhood. “What if, instead of confining women to some narrow social