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Happy Holidays from The Fertile Source by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Happy holidays from The Fertile Source! We will resume normal publication after the New Year. Read on »
Into the Center of a Maze:Amy Amoroso on giving birth, motherhood, death, medical school, and... by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Interview by Jessica Powers Amy Amoroso’s essay, “Hundred Year Old Soup,” was published in The Fertile Source on December 5, 2011. 1. One of the things that really ... Read on »
Hundred-Year-Old Soup by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility An essay by Amy Amoroso For Duncan     I made a pot of carrot lentil soup the day before going into labor. It was big enough for dinner that night, plus t ... Read on »
Possible Futures: Poetry, Puerto Rico and Adoption with David-Glen Smith by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Poet David Glen Smith Your poem “ Learning Spanish ” provides a sensual recreation of the experience of immersion in a foreign language morphing familiar via the ... Read on »
Learning Spanish, As a Figure of Hermes, I Tell My Son to Burn Down All Bridges: Three Poems by... by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Learning Spanish 1. It’s too easy to fall into the ancient sea of your family’s conversations, into the phrases of their language— woven with birds and paper ... Read on »
Celebrating the Foregoing of Motherhood: Poetry in the Service of Spiritual Quandary, Lineage, and... by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Lisa Rizzo Editor’s Note: I first heard Lisa read “Daughters” at a Women on Writing (WOW) conference in the Bay Area three years ago and thought the poem belonged ... Read on »
Childhood, Daughters, Uneasy Grace: Three Poems by Lisa Rizzo by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Childhood I begin with a photograph find a face much like my present one peeping out shy, unsure of its welcome. A tree stands behind – shading scrub yard an ... Read on »
The Empty Cradle by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Photo by Kathy Leonard Kathy  Leonard says, “When I photograph, I do not consciously search out particular types of images, but I find that there is a surprisin ... Read on »
Limitations, Imitations, and Haiku as Form of Expansion: an Interview with Poet Stephanie Lenox by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Stephanie Lenox, Photo by Sabina Samiee, Oregon Arts Commission In “Confinement: A Haiku Sequence in Ten Parts,” (published earlier here  at The Fertil ... Read on »
Stray Pets by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility An essay by Jody Keisner   Besides the frogs, fireflies, grasshoppers, and June bugs that my younger sister Debbie and I trapped in canning jars, my parents adopted ... Read on »
Birds and Egs by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Fiction by Don Kunz Wendy awoke in the master bedroom of the restored Victorian on Prospect Street.  She lay listening to the lovebirds shredding newspaper in their ca ... Read on »
Two Poems by Stephanie Lenox: Confinement and Last Days of Nursing by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Confinement: A Haiku Sequence in Ten Parts While pregnant with my daughter, I was hospitalized for several weeks then prescribed complete bedrest at home to prevent pr ... Read on »
After Pastor Barabbas Died by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ed. Note: This latest fiction, from Nigerian journalist Adetokunbo Abiola, is part of the Fertile Source’s commitment to publishing work by international writers. We’d like ... Read on »
Pregnant in a Barren Landscape: Art, Control, and Premature Ovarian Failure with Artist Elizabeth... by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Artist Elizabeth Sobkiw In your linoleum cut monoprint, “Morning Sickness,” I was attracted to the haunting x-ray image of the pregnant skeleton. What a concept—pr ... Read on »
Light and Gravity: A Sampler of Birth Images by Elizabeth Sobkiw by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Morning Sickness (9 1/2 x 11 linoleum cut monoprint)                                   Water Birth ... Read on »
Breakfast by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility by Z.R. Davis He would not cry today, he was going to be happy. The waitress, a moderately beautiful twenty-something, approached the table he shared with a briefcase ... Read on »
An Interview with Poet Brittney Corrigan: Second Hearts, Autism, & Mother Writer Retreats by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Brittney Corrigan; Photo by Serena Davidson “Guilt Poem: Unplanned” opens with, “You didn’t want another child,” and continues to address the leap of faith moth ... Read on »
Brittney Corrigan: Three Poems by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Guilt Poem: Unplanned You didn’t want another child. How you wept, how you weighed, in those first undertow hours, what you never before imagined. You looked u ... Read on »
The Truth Behind The Secret “Infertility”: A Personal Diary Of My Journey To Motherhood by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Nonfiction by Fran Meadows   1. I finally convinced myself that my husband and I had to see a specialist.  Scary, but the reality these days is infertility is the ... Read on »
Nature Writing, Procreation, and the Human Condition: an interview with Mike Freeman by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Two weeks ago, The Fertile Source published Mike Freeman’s essay “Referential.” This week, he answers some questions about the writing life, nature writing, and procreation. ... Read on »