I was thinking recently about parenting and writing again. This week has been a dizzy whirl of kids' activities at the end of semester. Yesterday, I went into Kindergarten, and did some activities with the kids for the end of year party. We were studying Hawaii, its culture, myths, and incredible geology. The children were [...]
Poetry: why experiment?
I heard today that some of my poems are going to be included in the anthology The Edge of Necessary: Welsh innovative poetry 1966-2016. I started thinking about the particular kind of experimentation that I enjoy, and where that urge comes from. It put in my mind a particular moment. In 1985, when I was 4 [...]
The Origin of the World (on The Manifest Station)
I have a new mini-memoir on The Manifest Station, an incredible, uplifting website designed to enrich the lives of women. The piece is written beyond shame, and out of love for women's bodies. It is also about Paris, and about my relationship with my father. It was enriching for me to write, and I hope [...]
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