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Sandra McPherson: Birth Mother,

19, sunsuit. The shadow . of the Nehi covers her . navel.   The orange . in black and white flavors the throat . down to the amnion. Father’s grape . … Continue reading

January 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Anna Akhmatova: I am not one of those who left the land 

I am not one of those who left the land to the mercy of its enemies. Their flattery leaves me cold. My songs are not for them to praise. But … Continue reading

October 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Philip Terman: My Russian-Jewish Grandparents and The Birth Parents of Our Chinese Child Meet at a Café and Discuss My Child’s Future

Schmu-el and Malka and our child’s Chinese birth parents are sipping tea at a café somewhere between the Pale Settlement of Russia and central-rural China.   They speak in signs … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

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