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Holographic Haiku and Genetic Futures: Poet Alexandria Peary on Fertility and Follain by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Poet Alexandria Peary Editor’s Note: We ran Alexandria’s poems Fertility, After Follain, Oh Massachusetts and Rattle in May of 2013. We are running Alexandria’s i ... Read on »
The Politics of Motherhood and Poets Writing Fiction: An Interview with Laurie Klemme by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You probably noticed our postings here at The Fertile Source have been fewer and farther between. Under the rigorous demands of sustaining our own writing lives, earning a ... Read on »
Poems by Christine Stewart-Nuñez by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Fluidity With the ocean’s tidal slap at my feet, I search for scallop, whelk, conch, clam. My basket fills until waves fold over a thumb-sized something. I k ... Read on »
The Naming, by Anna Wildfong by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The Naming By Anna Wildfong We start suggesting names for the new boy or girl in the seventh hour of interstate 80    the first week    into your second trim ... Read on »
Poems by Emily Lake Hansen by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For My Son, Who Is Not Allergic to Eggs I am learning to cook eggs: crack them open against the pan, dispose of the shells, wash my hands fast under hot wa ... Read on »
An Interview with Poet Alice Catherine Jennings by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I recently had the pleasure of discussing the Tudors, Mexico, and poetry writing with the poet Alice Jennings.  Below is our conversation.  Enjoy! Kate These poems ... Read on »
Alexandria Peary — Three Poems by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility   (Fertility)             After Follain Flecked with darkness a piece of fruit not quite a peach tumbles over the quiet part of the town like a yellow ... Read on »
Alice Catherine Jennings: Five Tudor Poems by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Anne Boleyn, Second Wife of Henry VIII The Queen’s Failure   The Stillbirth 07.27.1534 (After “The Witches Chant” in Macbeth by William Shakespeare) ... Read on »
Interview with Poet Jennifer Givhan by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility  We published Jennifer Givhan’s poems last week . Here, she speaks about loss, wanting, infertility, and writing as a mother. “Lovesong of the Barren Woman” l ... Read on »
Poems by Jennifer Givhan by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility LOVESONG OF THE BARREN WOMAN 1. Shipwreck                 Water, water everywhere                               and not a drop to drink I sing of PCOS— Tha ... Read on »
A Poetry Editor In Transition: Disassembling to Reassemble by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility By Tania Pryputniewicz With tenderness and much regret, as my family perches to relocate from the Sonoma County redwoods to the sunny shores of San Diego, I need to ... Read on »
The Architecture of Things by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Fiction by Andrew McNabb  I. To John Thomas’s mind, architecture didn’t relate exclusively to the form and shape of buildings, but to the form and shape of everyth ... Read on »
Poems by Sidney Thompson by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility MY WORD In ribbons the blinds make of the courtyard light, I press my lips to your mother’s moon belly and whisper, “It’s me again.” As if in answer ... Read on »
An Interview with Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility In “This Whole Wide World is Just a Narrow Bridge” you bring together insights gleaned from your experiences with birth, death, and hospice. I will quote here from your ... Read on »
Baby Alive by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility an essay by Dana Verdino I got my first baby when I was nine years old. I named her Sara. I coddled her and I slept with her until my cousin threw her down the stairs ... Read on »
Excerpts from This Whole Wide World is Just a Narrow Bridge by Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A Longer Transition When I awoke, in a clean quiet room in ICU several hours later, nurses and doctors were coming into the room, asking me questions, making sure I ... Read on »
No-Name Baby by Nancy Bo Flood by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Book Review and Interview by Ann Angel   NO-NAME BABY  (Namelos)  by Nancy Bo Flood , $16.95 Nancy Bo Flood’s No Name Baby is a multifaceted story, set in the a ... Read on »
An Interview with Fertile Source Guest Poetry Editor Kate Bolton Bonnici by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Editor’s Note: The Fertile Source is proud to announce Kate Bolton Bonnici as our first Guest Poetry Editor for the coming year. We first met Kate in our Poetry of M ... Read on »
Five Poems by Kate Bolton Bonnici by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility ROBBERY The children sleep, closed faces warm and lush, round fruits. I leave them curled in blankets to curl around my computer or The New Yorker. My hu ... Read on »
On Healing, God, Creativity, and Parenting a Child with Disabilities: An interview with Bonnie... by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We published Bonnie Peters’s short story, “ A Hole in the Roof,” several weeks ago. Here, she speaks with us about writing and raising a daughter with disabilities. ... Read on »