Exploring the impact of ‘domestic’ writing on the mother artist

I am so overwhelmed to have this critical essay published in the incredible journal Literary Mama. It explores how reading poet Bernadette Mayer’s book-length epic poem, Midwinter Day, which she wrote in a single day on December 22, 1978, helped me move past my reluctance to write about my domestic realm. Read the piece here.   Continue reading Exploring the impact of ‘domestic’ writing on the mother artist

On mother artists: an interview with playwright Emily Conbere

The playwright, Emily Conbere. The dramatic changes motherhood imposes onto one’s life tend to get all the attention. But partnership and marriage can do a number on you, too. And it’s those intimate, umbral spaces of marriage that Seattle playwright Emily Conbere mines in her psychological thriller, Knocking Bird, now playing at West Lenin. I became interested in Conbere’s work when I learned that not only … Continue reading On mother artists: an interview with playwright Emily Conbere