Thursday, May 10, 2012

On Human Cylinders: Danielle Pafunda on the Pregnant Poet

"...Like death, birth offers a lens through which we can all peer and learn something about what it means to be an animal with culture." In this candid essay, Pafunda explores the poetic tradition of writing about pregnancy, birth, and the female body, and examines work by Mina Loy, Toi Derricotte, Alice Notley, Aase Berg, and Hiromi Ito, among others.