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Wendy and Her Shadow

In Mother Words Blog May 8, 2020

            My shadow has a mind of her own. She’s small—only waist-high. And quite noisy for a shadow.             My shadow has…

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Princess Eyes

In Mother Words Blog May 1, 2020

At three and half you tell me you don’t like your eyes. Too brown. Not blue. Not enough like a…

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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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