Archives for April 2020

Dolly Parton, Signs, and the College Tour

In Mother Words Blog April 24, 2020

As I listened to a guitar solo from the hypnotic opening measures of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” the podcast narrator unfurled…

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Review of Megan Merchant’s Before the Fevered Snow

In Mother Words Blog April 22, 2020

In Megan Merchant’s fourth collection of poetry, Before the Fevered Snow, the poet holds us close through experiences of loss, marriage, and…

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Babyhood April 20, 2020

1.Wash and fold, paper doll,these clothes in an empty crib,and the thin leather of shoesnot meant to be walked in—wipe…

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A Cry So Big It Must Part the Clouds

Toddlers to Teens April 20, 2020

The little one’s cries rise up like a smoke signal, a strobe light, an SOS balloon blotting out the sky….

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