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Not for Mothers Only

The experiences of motherhood are not to be met with silence and/or platitudes. This anthology brings to light the many strong, scary, gorgeous motherhood poems being written right now - poems that address the politics and difficulties and stubborn satisfactions of mothering - while it reminds us of earlier poems that opened the space in which this new work might appear. Motherhood is a universal solvent: Contributors to this anthology come from all over the aesthetic map, and from different states of childgetting - adoption, single parenthood, new mothers, mothers of adults. "Not for Mothers Only" will abolish any comfortable prejudices about what poems on motherhood can or cannot do or say.
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Catherine Wagner is the author of two books of poems, Miss America and Macular Hole. She is the winner of the Ruth Lilly Prize and was a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers Workshop. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she currently lives in Oxford, Ohio, where she has recently joined the faculty at Miami University. Rebecca Wolff is founding editor and publisher of Fence and Fence Books. She is also the author of two books of poems, Manderley and Figment, which won the National Poetry Series and the Barnard Women Poets Prize, respectively. She was born and raised in New York City and attended Bennington College, UMass Amherst, and the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop, as well as doing a brief stint at the University of Houston. She lives in Athens, New York, and teaches at the New School.

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