Friday, September 30, 2011

Home/Birth: a poemic

This sounds so exciting! A reading about birth tomorrow evening in beautiful Athens. 

May all babies be born into loving hands...

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Date and Time: Saturday, October 1st, 8:00 PM
General Admission: Free

Home/Birth: a poemic
Authors Arielle Greenberg & Rachel Zucker
Saturday, October 1st, 8:00 PM
The authors, both poets, educators, and home childbirth
advocates, read from their recent book, Home/Birth: a poemic.
“What does it mean to have a home birth? In this new book, poets
Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker give us an unconventional
conversation between two friends and mothers as they try to
understand their own birthing experiences and the options
available to women.”--Maureen Ewing, Mindful Metropolis
Reading curated and introduced by Rebecca Wolff
A reception with the authors follows the reading.
Arielle Greenberg is the author of the poetry collections My Kafka Century
and Given and the chapbooks Shake Her and Farther Down: Songs from
the Allergy Trials. She is co-editor with Lara Glenum of Gurlesque. She is
 Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago and is the
founder-moderator of the poet-moms listserv. Arielle served on the board
of the national nonprofit Citizens for Midwifery from 2008-2010, and has
been a member of Illinois Families for Midwifery. She ran a mother’s
support group, childbirth preparation classes and did other outreach and
office work for Morningstar Midwifery in Maine and volunteered for the
Maine Association of Certified Professional Midwives; she was also a
contributing editor for the chapter on pregnancy loss for the revised edition
of Our Bodies, Ourselves.
Rachel Zucker is the author of Museum of Accidents, The Bad Wife
Handbook, The Last Clear Narrative, and Eating in the Underworld. She
has taught poetry and writing at Yale, Fordham, Columbia and New York
University and the 92nd Street Y. Rachel is a DONA-certified labor doula
who has attended births at home and in the hospital. She has raised funds
for the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services and Choices in
Childbirth and helped to organize the effort to pass the Midwifery
Modernization Act in New York City. She is currently certifying as a
childbirth educator through the Childbirth Education Association of
Metropolitan New York.

Date and Time: Saturday, October 1st, 8:00 PM

General Admission: Free

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