"The poets in this anthology have been ravished, whacked, illuminated, blown away by the experience of motherhood. The thousand experiences. The thousand interruptions. The fact that it is never what we expected, and that it is overwhelmingly intense."—Alicia Ostriker, from the foreword...
|Title||:||Not For Mothers Only|
|Number of Pages||:||546 Pages|
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Not For Mothers Only Reviews
I've been meaning to buy this book for a while, and I'm so glad I finally did. Every poem is inspiring on a number of levels. And it's organized chronologically based on when the poets' kids were born, which I think is clever and makes for a great straight-through read.
A really great, nuanced collection that encompasses a wide variety of forms and content, including a poem about choosing not to have children (and how controversial that can be).
it's okay to write about babies.
"Pretty May (rain) & I------talkingin sort of rounded gobs American English moist tulip air lumps of throatPearly light I catch it & bundle it in"-Alice Notley, "Splashes of Yellow"I'll return to these various poems. Yes and happily, I will. A few of the bios--full of portent--I may not read again.
Rebecca Wolff edited this anthology.
One of the best anthologies on child-rearing out there. An essential addition to the canon of parenthood.