Everything Shining and Invisible

Quiero estar dentro de tu más oscuro todo.

I want to be inside your darkest everything.

– Frida Kahlo



“Generativity” by Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus, section image for Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices


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My Bones Are In You

[each title is a link to the individual work]


No Love Letters by Helen Casey
Legacy by Carol Smallwood
The Button Box by Rebecca Olander
The Saint of Memory: The Peas by Linda Ravenswood
Flight Theory by Alison Adair
Post-Post-Traumatic Stress by Samantha Lamph
The Suitcase by Rinat Harel
Great-Grandmother Annetta by Lisa Lutwyche
Las Mujeres by Gerda Govine Ituarte
Remember This by Darlene Taylor
Interloper by Berwyn Moore
Leah by Lee Ingram
A Crown of Crows by Melissa Coss Aquino
At Lock and Dam No. 10 by Kathleen Kelly
At Least Prostitutes Bring Home Money by Sokunthary Svay
The Tulip-Flame by Chloe Honum
Autumn Melancholy with Birds by Margaret Chula
Advice from Mother on Your One Less Day by Les Bernstein
Vision by Jill Boyles
Mother’s Wishbones, No Doubt by Ruth Sabath Rosenthal
Afterlife by Cassandra Lane
The Ashsong by Kristi Carter
At the Abortion Clinic by Katharyn Howd Machan
Wanting by Molly Beer
Birthday by Shelley Blanton-Stroud
Movement by Deborah Staunton
Birth Marker by Gerda Govine Ituarte
The Birth by Linda Ravenswood
Shushed by Rebecca Roth
Always, Every, Only by Susan Sarver
Margie’s Monologue by Thelma Virata de Castro
Kymopoeia by Tina Pocha
Premonition by Faith Holsaert
At Precisely the Corner by Faith Holsaert
The Disappointed Women by Celeste Helene Schantz
Boy Child by Gerda Govine Ituarte
Outside Modern Myths: Waiting in the Car While the Teens Battle on Game Night by Rebecca Olander
The Bones of His Face by Jan Lewbin
Spear Maiden to Persephone by Geri Lipschultz
Unwinding by Anita Barnard
There’s a Tornado in My Mind by Ann L. Carter
Maternity by Sue Churchill
Orbit without Gravity by Page Lambert
On the Eve of a Daughter’s Fortieth Birthday by Laurie Klein
A New Theology by Sheila Bender
Identity by Gerda Govine Ituarte
Breathing Room by Holly Norton
Windy by Annita Sawyer
Tissue by Berwyn Moore
Poem for My Mother by Mary Elise Bailey
Honey by Margaret Chula
The Daughter Walk by Sheila Bender
The Dreaming by Ruth Thompson


Read the Anthology Section in Full: My Bones Are In You




“Illusion” by Christina Dudley


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once upon a time, you fell.

when you stood up again, battered and bruised,

there were two. you and her, then.


“decalcomania” by Shriya Ravi


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“Inner Beauty of the Common Dandelion” by Gretchen Schneider


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the secret mystery

of the nest of humanity,

the tradition of life

that is constantly

passed down to

those who hold the fatal

whisper of the day

in their young ears.


“Beehive” by Erin Rizzato-Devlin


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