"Literary pointillism on a funked-out canvas."
From herbal tips to yoga exercises, this compete guide to postpartum wellness provides essential advice for adjusting to the many challenges facing women during the first year after giving birth.
Counselors working with women facing crisis pregnancies have an opportunity to present a positive alternative - open adoption. This book enables CPC counselors to support women throughout the entire adoption process.
Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood. The experience is her own—as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother—but it is an experience determined by the institution, imposed on all women everywhere. She draws on personal materials, history, research, and literature to create a document of universal importance.
Compelling essays which underline the central place pregnancy and childbirth hold in women’s writing. Embracing three centuries of prose and poetry, the anthology traces the evolution of American maternity literature, exploring the difficulties mothers faced as they struggled to transform themselves from objects into maternal subjects. Women as diverse as Anne Bradstreet, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Kate Chopin, Toni Morrison, and Louise Erdrich all labored to reclaim the birthing process by giving voice to experiences and emotions long devalued by a patriarchal culture. Their voices resonate throughout this collection.
Reproducing Rome is a study of the representation of maternity in the Roman literature of the first century CE, a period of intense social upheaval and reorganization as Rome was transformed from a Republic to a form of hereditary monarchy under the emperor Augustus. Through a series of close readings of the works of Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius, the volume scrutinizes the gender dynamics that permeate these ancient authors' language, imagery, andnarrative structures. By analysing the texts, McAuley considers to what degree their representations of maternity reflect, construct, or subvert Roman ideals of, and anxieties about, family and motherhood. Thevolume also explores the extent to which these representations distort or displace concerns about fatherhood or other relations of power in Augustan and post-Augustan Rome.
Love is an incredible spiritual emotion that expresses real care for someone. It enables one person to uplift another. May your ability to Love expand beyond horizons of joy. Love is the liberating experience that enables any individual to act in ways that edify others. Friendship, joy, care-all lead to authentic Love. Love leads us to greatness, for ourselves and our Loved one. May this collection of poems edify you to your highest calling: The calling to care for another person, truly, from the heart. Love can grow to be the healing power in your life. Agape and Filos Loves are expressed in this book, with a hint of Eros Love. May your life be filled with True Love and poetry.
Explores how Rich's work has influenced feminist scholarship on motherhood.
Stories written for people who are faced with a prenatal diagnosis or are raising a child with special needs. Thirty three parents who have walked in your shoes share how they encountered Christ alongside them in the darkness.
Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of growing up, falling in love, getting married, having a house full of children and living happily ever after. To my surprise, the blueprint I was born with had other surprises in store for me. As the years went by, one door after another opened and I learned how magically even the most devastating experiences fit into the large plan. I am grateful for having received every single blessing and challenge—they made my life absolutely awesome.
The Ship of Birth records a father's responses in the time immediately before and after the birth of his child. Just as material significant to the dead is placed in a ship of death, so this ship of birth contains what is significant to the child: the wonder and trepidation of the parents, the nature of the soul, the future growth of the child. Greg Delanty's poems draw on his experiences in American and Irish cultures, using the traditional verse structures of seventeenth-century religious poets along with open modern colloquial forms to evoke the subtle interconnections of the past and future. Without sentimentality or self-indulgence, Delanty acknowledges the dark and difficult reality that the child faces, while affirming the sustaining continuity of life.