Anthology of Babes

March 1st, 2013

Today is the launch of Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice, edited by Suzi Banks Baum. It is a collection of writings and art about mothering by women who are also artists. Do you pause during the course of a normal batshit busy day to wonder, “Will I ever finish a full sentence again?” or “Is it possible to resurrect my own voice amid the din of this crowd that persists in following me, even unto the bathroom?” These 36 women have finished a few sentences for you to be inspired by and to assure you that, yes, it is possible and even, really important for you to finish that row of knitting or write that story. In the words of Audre Lorde, “The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives." 

You can read more about and purchase the book here. Tonight there is a celebration of the launch with new readings from mothers in the Berkshires. More details here. How exciting! I wish I could be there too. I'm honored have my writing and art included in this anthology. I can't wait to get my hands on it! 

4 Responses

I ordered my copy earlier this week–can’t wait to get my hands on it! :-D

Ahhh… sadly this wasn’t around when I was raising my sons, as I’m sure it’s a great read for those who are presently in the full throngs of parenting. Although I imagine it’s probably a delightful flashback for those of us who remember the days too!

I wish you lots of luck with your publication. My children are all flown the nest now, but I do remember the challenges.

Congrats! It sounds like a great book

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