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Molly Sutton Kiefer: Poet, Mother, Resource Maven for Mother Writers and Artists by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Your poem “Records,” charting fertility, ends on the sweet and surprising metaphor of a cowgirl—how did you arrive at that metaphor? I had the image of a flailing s ... Read on »
Hole in the Roof by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility fiction by Bonnie Peters On her first birthday, Marah couldn’t sit up, or roll over, or say “mama.” Her head wobbled like one of those dash-board dolls. “We could ... Read on »
Three Poems by Molly Sutton Kiefer by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Records Little record books scatter in the house, black pen making indelible, what was chosen the day before, and the whomp of early morning temperatures, ... Read on »
Balancing Eco-Feminism, Motherhood, Anxiety and Writerdom: An Interview with Kenna Lee by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Where/when did you find support for your writing and the dilemmas you outline in “A million tiny things: a mother’s urgent search for hope in a changing climate”–read ex ... Read on »
Circling Loss by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Creative Non-Fiction by Amber Jensen Sunday, March 9 I thought the process of bleeding away my second pregnancy was over.  Dressed in dark jeans, wedge heels, and ... Read on »
April, An Excerpt from A Million Tiny Things by Kenna Lee by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Editor’s Note: I met Kenna Lee when our children attended the same school for a stint, and “met” her again online, impressed not only with the quality of her writing, bu ... Read on »
Be Back Soon by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Due to personal and professional obligations, we’re a little behind with this month’s usual Monday postings but hope to be back up and running in the next week or two. Tha ... Read on »
Spring Classes: Sexy Mommy Stories and The Poetry of Fatherhood by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’m proud to say we are nearing the final week of Mother, Writer, Mentor’s first ever on-line writing workshop, To the Cradle and Beyond, Excavating the Poetry of M ... Read on »
Baby Fever by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility fictional excerpt by John Rachel   It was the first time in their marriage that they had been apart.  Natalie had gone with her best friend from high school days and ... Read on »
Excerpts from Birth Mandala: The Power of Visioning For Childbirth with Nancy Burns by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Editor’s Note: Nine years ago, pregnant with my second child, I followed a set of handwritten directions that took me through the curves of the backroads of Sonoma Count ... Read on »
Corbin Lewars on rape, miscarriage, sex, marriage, divorce, and writing what you really feel by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Two weeks ago, The Fertile Source published an excerpt, “ Losing Sweet Pea ,” from Corbin Lewars’s memoir, Creating a Life, now available as an e-book . When writin ... Read on »
Accolades for This Thing Called The Future by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility J.L. Powers I’m proud to take a moment to put Catalyst Book Press and Fertile Source founder and editor Jessica Powers in the limelight for recent accolades for he ... Read on »
Losing Sweet Pea by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility an essay by Corbin Lewars When sex with your husband involves thermometers, charts, and sticking your legs in the air afterwards, you know it’s no longer about your burn ... Read on »
Exploring the Fictional Worlds of Poet Tasha Cotter by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Tasha Cotter Your prose poem, “A Lack of Power at the South Central Women’s Clinic” opens with a clean, crisp image of “men in hard h ... Read on »
Three Poems by Tasha Cotter by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A Lack of Power at the South Central Women’s Clinic It looks like the power lines are being restored. Outside, men in hard hats dart like bats in a gray air. This time ... Read on »
Bastard babies are born with broken hearts: an interview with Leslie Worthington by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Interview by Jessica Powers Last week, we published Leslie Worthington’s short story, “The Beach House,” a story about a young woman, pregnant and  unwed, and trying to ... Read on »
The Beach House by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Fiction by Leslie Harper Worthington Cecelia walked the beach again that morning.  A few other beach houses dotted the shore, but she didn’t give a damn.  She was bare ... Read on »
Mother, Writer, Mentor-come write with us! by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Announcing Mother, Writer, Mentor: practical tips for writing moms The Fertile Source is kicking off 2012 by expanding its offerings with a sister site, Mother, Writer, ... Read on »
Male Miscarriage, Reptilian vs. Human Mating Rituals, and Inappropriate Lactation: An Interview... by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility   “ My Boyfriend’s Miscarriage ,” right off with that title, takes us into unmapped emotional territory. Not only for its secondary implied point of view, but for the ser ... Read on »
4 Poems by Laura Thompson by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Outgrown The pet store owner hates me. The bags of skittering crickets I buy can’t make up for the sales he’s lost. Releasing swarms of doubt among his custome ... Read on »