POETRY FEATURED POET FEATURED ARTIST CONTRIBUTORS GUIDELINES ABOUT TIMELINE
Hilary Biehl
          "Quietly she shifts her secrets/ from one hip bone to the other"

Judith Grey
          "These eyes/are blue as cyanide, a gypsy curse"

Mureall Hebert
          "She wore a blackberry-stained childhood"

Jen Karetnick
          "Jesus Christ Has Entered the Waiting Room on/ Zoom "

E. R. Lutken
          "A slippery concept, Eternity"

Marjorie Maddox
          "we’re just grey ladies,/the weather wrapping these thin limbs"

Diane Lee Moomey
          "Our paddles dip in unison—/we do this well together"

Samantha Pious
          "These days, when death is always near,
/a grinning whisper in the ear"


Barbara Sabol
          "her wedding pearls, slipped from their strand like petals"

Wendy Sloan (Featured Poet)
          "there's little of our marriage left to parse"

Myrna Stone
          "each an opulence almost too brilliant to bear"

J. C. Todd
          "as flat as a jpeg grayed to monotone"

Paulette Turco
          "Her favorite jabot, white, of hand-made lace"

Elaine Wilbert
          "daughters can become/ anything"

Joyce Wilson
          "He pressed himself against the history"


































NEWS

This issue of Mezzo Cammin is also dedicated to its Founder and Managing Editor for 15 years, Dr. Kim Bridgford (1959-2020). [Photo: Marion Ettinger].

The 2021 Poetry by the Sea conference was canceled due to COVID-19. The next conference is planned for May 24-27 2022.

FEATURED ARTIST
Nicole Michaud: Throughout history, both women and fruit have been popular and enduring subjects for paintings. Women are referred to as the earth in which man plants a formed seed, distancing women from their capacity as creator. Rather, women engaging in procreation utilize the male 'pollen' to create and grow the embryonic seed of future generations.

From the Nariphon of Buddhist mythology (literal fruits shaped as women's bodies and absent bones) growing from the Makkaliphon tree, to the pomegranate of Greek mythology and the apple (or fig) of Judeo-Christian writings, women and fruit have been inextricably linked for millennia. Fruit is the basis of the temptation and fall from grace of Adam and Eve in the Bible, and serves as a treacherous precursor to conflict in mythologies such as the Greek golden apple's role in beginning the Trojan War. Women's bodies and body parts are often compared to apples, pears, melons, lemons, and other fruit. This association and dehumanization of women has facilitated an enduring mistreatment, ownership, and underestimation of capacity.

Inside, transformations are happening.

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