Title: Mother May I
Author: Tina Parker
Type: Full-Length Collection of Poetry
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Retail Price: $14.95
Mother May I is a series of linked narrative poems that explode the stereotype of the ideal mother as they explore the raw, bodily realities of childbirth and parenting young children. The book begins in the midst of daily struggles that come with raising toddlers and uses flashbacks in later poems to address the themes of miscarriage, infertility, childbirth, and the complexities of parenting. The result is a collection that highlights the duality of joy and pain present in the every day, and the immediacy of death in the face of vibrant life.
THE AUTHOR: Tina Parker grew up in Bristol, Virginia, and now lives in Berea, Kentucky, with her husband and two young daughters. Her chapbook Another Offering is available from Finishing Line Press.