I’m excited to have a poem in Mom Egg Review Vol. 16, the “Work & Play” issue! My poem “Pressed Flowers” is in the voice of Clara Westhoff, Rainer Maria Rilke’s wife. I read his book Letters on Cézanne, in which he wrote to his wife about the artist, and his own artistic process, while in Paris, away from her and their daughter. While I appreciate Rilke and Cézanne and love reading letters between and about artists, I was most interested in the artist left at home, Clara, a sculptor. I found his words to her often lacking in inclusion, as if there wasn’t room for her work and thoughts alongside her husband’s.
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Also, there will be a reading in honor of the issue. Save the date: Saturday, June 2nd, 3-5pm @ Poets House, 10 River Terrace, NYC.