Table of Contents. Mothering Issue. May 2021

Main Journal

Letters from the Editors: Darcie Friesen Hossack with guest editors Anne Sorbie and Heidi Grogan

Podcast. Produced by Jane Spokenword

Trudy SilVER

Fiction. Edited by Sylvia Petter

Still Life. By Irena Karafilly

Mother. By Kelly Kaur

Image of Her. By Sheila E. Tucker

Transplanted. By Mansour Noorbakhsh

Matthew. By Sylvia Petter

Non-Fiction. Edited by Olga Stein

WHERE IS THE (M) in Mother? By Heidi Grogan

Fairy Tale. By Heather Birrell

Doll. Mother’s Love. By Nina Kossman

A Wedding and a Funeral, Truth for cam Canada. by Marion Collin and Yvonne Trainer

How to Mother a Woman. By Teresa Callihoo

Shtisel’s Heart. By Olga Stein

Woman Circle. By Misty Hawes

(M)othering on an empty stomach. By Sandy Bezanson

Let’s Pretend it never Happened. By Sally Krusing

Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge

Raine Geoghegan

Writing Advice with Sue Burge

Jenny Pagdin

Book Reviews. Edited by Geraldine Sinyuy

Daughters of Smoke and Fire. Review by Patrick Woodcock

Prayers for Aisha Lulu. Review by Darcie Friesen Hossack

Visual Art. Selected by Anne Sorbie, Heidi Grogan

Hands. Vessel. By Shannon Mackinnon

4 images. By Shahid Mirza


Poetry. Edited by Clara Burghelea and Nancy Ndeke

The Day After the Day of Mother Love. By Anne Sorbie

Swimming for Safety. By Sage Tyrtle

3 poems. By Ileana Gherghina

Baba Yaga’s Child. By Kate Rogers

Bitter Cherries. By Monica Manolachi

My Mom’s Secret. By Narayan Bhattarai

Baltic Bread. By Dolly Dennis

2 Poems. By Rachel J. Fenton

2 Poems. By Nancy Ndeke

A Dedication To My (M)other. By Mbizo Chirasha

A Life of Envy. By Lynn Tait

in.ception. By Josephine LoRe

Invitation to Mom. By Mary Pecaut

Mothers. By Angela Costi (Aggeliki Kosti)

Mine. By Andrea Holland

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Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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