Available Now: My Mother's Child

My Mother's Child, Pamela L. Taylor We are excited to release Pamela L. Taylor's debut chapbook, My Mother's Child, a deft exploration of the multi-faceted relationships between women with work that challenges the reader through Taylor's strong voice.

What makes sense disappears
under straw hats,
this bizarre America,
where they pay
to return to rural
roots my people fled—
that second Exodus
to auto plants, steel mills,
city-hard streets—
so I wouldn’t
have to stand in sweat
tasting the dry,
salted past
on my tongue.

- from Stuff White People Like #132: Picking Their Own Fruit, from My Mother's Child