Motherland Brooklyn

Poems of Parenting

Becoming a parent certainly reshapes our fundamental beings, but how does it shape our poems? In the din of Carroll Park, it’s easy to let not only time but our voices slip away from us. In this workshop, we’ll explore how the interruptions and surprises of parenting can actually help to fuel our work. Readings will include work by Rachel Zucker, Nick Flynn, Louise Gluck, Sylvia Plath, Anne Waldman and Alice Notley, as well as the recent Fence anthology Not for Mothers Only.

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Nicole Callihan’s debut book of poems, SuperLoop, was published by Sock Monkey Press in early 2014. Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in Forklift, Ohio, Painted Bride Quarterly, Salt Hill, The L Magazine, North American Review and Cream City Review and have been translated into German and Spanish. A finalist for the Iowa Review’s Award for Literary Nonfiction, she was named Notable Reading for Best American Nonrequired Reading and awarded Best of the Net 2010 for fiction. She has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and also co-authored the nonfiction book Henry River Mill Village. A Senior Language Lecturer at New York University, she lives in Carroll Gardens.