This Poem About the Moment After Giving Birth Is Perfect – Kveller
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This Poem About the Moment After Giving Birth Is Perfect

Recently, we featured an interview with poet, musician, Torah scholar, and badass mom Alicia Jo Rabins. It’s safe to say she’s arrived, if you know what we mean. Her recently published book of poetry, “Divinity School,” won the prestigious American Poetry Review Honickman Prize.

Luckily, we’re hosting a giveaway of her book, which ends next week on October 14, 2015. Get it while it’s still hot by entering below. This poem–a preview of her book–just leaves us wanting more:


In the hospital, when everyone leaves for the night, I climb
up the string to the kite of your head, back down. Both of
us cut loose from birthdreams. Now you hold those dreams
in your miniature girl hands. Your first indignant cry on the
other side of the blue sheet. Square face in a triangle hat as
your father held you to the light. You origami, you
blueprint, mine. Like peas, or pearls, your spine.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below to win a copy of Alicia’s book “Divinity School.” We will choose one lucky winner next Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

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