Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. This book-length lyric essay provides gently incisive scrutiny of the processes (biological, social, psychological, cultural, even economic) of planned motherhood. Kiefer employs verse, memoir, reportage, and a quietly tenacious prose narrative to style a private moment-by-moment mosaic of experience. Discussions of gender and privilege blend seamlessly with larger, core interrogations of the body itself—that which perseveres and triumphs, that which fails in myriad ways and despairs helplessly of those failures—that which creates and that which betrays itself.
Molly Sutton Kiefer is the author of NESTUARY (Ricochet Editions, 2013), as well as the poetry chapbooks, City of Bears (dancing girl press, 2013), and The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake (Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press, 2010). She is poetry editor for Midway Journal and runs Balancing the Tide: Motherhood and the Arts | An Interview Project. She lives in Minnesota with her family.
Author City: RED WING, MN USA