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Notes from the Bottom of the World

A Life in Chile

By Suzanne Adam

An American woman leaves her homeland to marry her Chilean boyfriend over forty years ago. In her second memoir, a collection of short essays, she reflects on people, landscapes, favorite books, travels to Patagonia and environmental concerns.

 

… Like sitting down and talking to an old friend….

Pat Bean, Story Circle

 

Adam has a strong sense of place, and her love of nature is a thread woven throughout the prose.

—Ruba Abu Ali, Online Book Club

 

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The Butterfly Hours

Transforming Memories Into Memoir

By Patty Dann

The Butterfly Hours

Patty Dann is the author of three novels: Starfish, Mermaids, and Sweet & Crazy. She has also published two memoirs, The Goldfish Went on Vacation: A Memoir of Loss (and Learning to Tell the Truth about It) and The Baby Boat: A Memoir of Adoption. Her work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Mermaids was made into a movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci.

Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, O, the Oprah Magazine, the Oregon Quarterly; Redbook, More, ForbesWoman; Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Handbook, Dirt: Quirks, Habits; and Passions of Keeping House, and This I Believe: On Motherhood.

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It Never Ends

Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters

By Sandra Butler and Nan Fink Gefen

It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters explores the complex challenges and unexpected rewards of aging mothers in their relationships with their midlife daughters. Based on interviews with women between 65 and 85, it illuminates issues of closeness, distance, longing, and need that arise. Mothers speak openly about the ongoing effects of the past on the present, the cultural, familial, and interpersonal conflicts that remain, and the varied and often invisible ways they continue mothering.

A rich, thoughtful, multi-layered look into the ways that mothers experience their relationships variously with love, joy, fulfillment, sorrow, anguish and longing…

—Paula J. Caplan, Don’t Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship

 
A brave book, and one that will help many aging mothers feel less alone…

—Ellen Bass, Like a Beggar, coauthor of The Courage To Heal

 

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Call for Submissions

Anthology

Relational Aggression in Females

Seeking essays from women of all ages, races, and sexual orientations who have experienced bullying during their developmental years from other girls or who have been victims in their adulthood of aggressive, demeaning, or disempowering behavior from other women.

The ideal essay will include observations about the emotional impact such experiences have had.

Word limit: 1000.

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Please put “Anthology” in the title line and the title in the body of the essay.

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Everywoman Her Own Theology
On the Poetry of Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Edited by Martha Nell Smith and Julie R. Enszer

Alicia Ostriker’s artistic and intellectual productions as a poet, critic, and essayist over the past 50 years are protean and have been profoundly influential to generations of readers, writers, and critics. In all her writings, both the feminist and the human, engage fiercely with the material and metaphysical world. Ostriker is a poet concerned with questions of social justice, equality, religion and spirituality, relationships, and how to live in a world marked by both beauty and tragedy.

Everywoman Her Own Theology: On the Poetry of Alicia Suskin Ostriker engages Ostriker’s poetry from throughout her career, including her first volume Songs, her award-winning collection The Imaginary Lover, and her more recent work in the collections No Heaven, the volcano sequence, The Book of Seventy,The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog, and Waiting for the Light. Like her literary criticism and essays, Ostriker’s poetry explores themes of feminism, Jewish life, family, and social justice.

With insightful essays-—some newly written for this collection-—poets and literary critics including Toi Derricotte, Daisy Fried, Cynthia Hogue, Tony Hoagland, and Eleanor Wilner illuminate and open new pathways for critical engagement with Alicia Ostriker’s lifetime of poetic work.

Martha Nell Smith is Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland. Her publications include Emily Dickinson: A User’s Guide and Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson’s Intimate Letters to Susan Dickinson.

Julie R. Enszer teaches at the University of Mississippi and is the author of four poetry collections: Avowed, Lilith’s Demons, Sisterhood, and Handmade Love. She edits and publishes Sinister Wisdom, a multicultural lesbian literary and art journal.

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