I am so proud to announce that I have been collaborating for a long time — with dear friends and artists that inspire me — to create a beautiful, quality magazine for children. Root&Star magazine launches this January, and you can pre-order now in time for gifting for the holidays. Please order an issue or subscription and support a beautiful, ad-free children’s magazine like no other. Thank you so much!
I didn’t know until I had a child who is transgender that sex is different than gender. I gave birth to a male, that is true, but when that male could articulate its identity, she said sweetly, apologetically, insistently, her truth: I have a beautiful daughter. This twinning of spirits, living both he and she, innocently crossing the binary, in many cultures it is seen as holy.
This video chronicles her — our — transition. The gorgeous music that accompanies the images is a song by my good friend, Chana Rothman, fresh off her new album, Rainbow Train (called the Free to Be You and Me for our generation). See Chana Rothman’s article about this song in the Huffington Post HERE.
It is my hope that peace washes over us when we most need it, and that we can give our world strength to love deeper.
I am having a site-specific show of photographs and text in August in Philadelphia.
To leave our egos behind and land on one of the most liberal streets in America
while our eyes transition their beauty-seeking from rural to urban
and our child transitions from boy to girl.
My husband and I have been taking photographs each day and posting them side-by-side with captions below each one. We are hoping to continue this through the year.
An exercise in witnessing beauty and strangeness, responding to it, transcribing it.
Apologies that sometimes there is some cross-posting these days between the two sites.
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Hi have an article published in PRISM magazine this month, in the Winter 2014 issue — page 14.
I have spent many years leading a creative writing workshop for homeless and low-income people in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (I recently handed over the reins to my friend when I moved to Philadelphia. I plan to start up this workshop again wherever I end up.) In the article I go into detail on the workshop and its attendees, and I include poems by these homeless and low-income people. They have been so inspiring to me. I am grateful to share the experience at PRISM magazine.
Thanks to the journal Literary Mama for publishing a poem of mine, “Scrim,” about longing for motherhood. I wrote it a few years ago and I resonate with its urgency even now, even when I’m done having children. I know nothing as powerful as that longing.
I have a poem in the current volume of the Adirondack Review. (See HERE.)
Thank you to the wonderful journal for caring about my obsession with dogs and babies.
The journal is really fantastic. I am honored to be a part of it.
I’ll be giving a reading and conversation on Christina P. Day’s work and my poems associated with it.
What are the intersections between art and poetry when a poet is asked to write about work that she’s never seen?
Thursday, May 23, 2013
319 N. 11th St., 2L