‘My childbearing hips’

An emotionally powerful anthology
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September 2021, no. 435
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What We Carry: Poetry on childbearing edited by Ella Kurz, Simone King, and Claire Delahunty

Recent Work Press, $24.95 pb, 226 pp

‘My childbearing hips’

An emotionally powerful anthology
by
September 2021, no. 435

On her explosive, feminist début album Dry (1992), a young P.J. Harvey sang ‘Look at these my childbearing hips’, proudly proclaiming women’s strength and physicality. The word ‘childbearing’ conjures strong feelings and images for many of us – whether of childbirth, sleep deprivation, devotion, or a whole new way of life. It signifies much more than childbirth itself and is a fitting choice for the subtitle of this anthology, Poetry on childbearing. This emotionally powerful collection covers an expansive range of experiences: infertility, conception, pregnancy, birth, and life with a baby (or not).

Jane Gibian reviews 'What We Carry: Poetry on childbearing' edited by Ella Kurz, Simone King, and Claire Delahunty

What We Carry: Poetry on childbearing

edited by Ella Kurz, Simone King, and Claire Delahunty

Recent Work Press, $24.95 pb, 226 pp

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