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The Power of Domestic Realism, Male Protaginists, and The Dual Degree: Mills and Motherhood with... by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Ethel Rohan As a female reader, I find your short stories intimately rewarding because of a dual ferocity of vulnerability and strength that comes across in many o ... Read on »
Referential by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility  An essay by Mike Freeman “It’s beautiful.”  Four months pregnant, my partner Karen sat in the bow, the canoe gliding unfretfully as I took an occasional stroke.  ... Read on »
Fertile Variations: The Pregnant Body with Photographer Robyn Beattie by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Fertile 1 Fertile 2   Fertile 3   Fertile 4           In your artist’s statement (read in full here ... Read on »
Gone by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Fiction by Ethel Rohan          My fingers traced the diagonal scars that ran from my armpits and across the memory of my breasts, the stitches long dissolved and the re ... Read on »
The Mystery and The Mess: Motherlines and Motherless Women with Poet Andrea O’Brien by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Poet Andrea O'Brien   In “Child Who Haunts My Womb,” (published earlier on The Fertile Souce here ) the speaker in the poem states: I have too much religion / ... Read on »
Submissions, submissions by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Hi, everybody, I had an editor’s nightmare moment here earlier today. I accidentally deleted the contents of my inbox, including over one hundred submissions to the Fe ... Read on »
Father Witness, Birth vs. God: An Interview with Poet Jim Richards by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility An extreme state of ambivalence towards pregnancy is explored in “Mother of Three.” One of the things I most enjoyed about these three poems is the fearlessness with which ... Read on »
Jim Richards: Mother of Three, On Your Birthday, and Poem for a New Father by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Mother of Three And pregnant. Two pink lines on the indicator stick you balanced on the edge of the sink—one line for happiness, one for hell—tip when I touc ... Read on »
Mothers torn: A Book Review by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A book review by Jessica Powers  Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & The Conflict of Modern Motherhood Edited by Samantha Parent Walravens Coffeetown Press, 201 ... Read on »
Fear, Love, Pregnancy, Loss, and Memoir: Mira Ptacin on writing “A Kind of Love” by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Mira Ptacin’s essay, “A Kind of Love,” was published on The Fertile Source a couple of weeks ago. Here, editor Jessica Powers talks with Mira about her experience with losin ... Read on »
Rhythms of Women and Nature: An Interview with Artist Christine DeCamp by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Christine DeCamp In your painting “Incubating”, we see a beautiful image of a half woman/half nautilus figure resting in the belly of a fish, kelp or seastrands de ... Read on »
Christine DeCamp: 5 Views of Women and Nature by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Incubating Birth of a Moth Oxum Queen of the Waters Guardian Lady of Shalott Christine DeCamp’s full collection of artwork can be viewed on ... Read on »
A Kind of Love by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility An essay by Mira Ptacin I am in California and I have just ridden a gondola into the Ice Age. I bought the expensive cable car ticket because I wanted to catch a ... Read on »
Child Who Haunts My Womb by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility A Poem by Andrea O’Brien I. Stay unformed, not yet human in the hot depth of me like the dove- birds of unbroken sand dollars. The feel of their gritty out ... Read on »
HIV-AIDS in Africa, rape and sexual violence in South Africa, and Becoming a Mother Writer: an... by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Tania Pryputniewicz, poetry editor of The Fertile Source, talks with J.L. Powers about HIV-AIDS in Africa, South Africa’s problems with sexual violence, and what it’s like ... Read on »
Early Motherhood: Three Poems by Sheila Hageman by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Falling Into Sky The first time you gazed up at a tree— September green and splotchy red underside branches. Like thin baby veins, blue spreading. Smoky cloud ... Read on »
Requiem by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility  An essay by Cameron Witbeck Every month, I pray for blood.             Every month I pray to God that my girlfriend is not pregnant. And every month she bleeds. ... Read on »
Poetry Contributor News by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Poet Antoinette Voûte Roeder We are proud to celebrate with former poetry contributor Antoinette Voûte Roeder; Antoinette’s second volume of poetry, Still Breathing, i ... Read on »
Empty Cup by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility An essay by Elaine Greensmith Jordan When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces . . . Peter Pan    “A cow? You boug ... Read on »
Triplet Muse: Three Poems by Timothy Kercher by Jessica P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The First Test We’d been talking children for longer than it takes to make a few, like discussing poems, the abstract yoking of our flesh with names—for a boy ... Read on »