Publication date: February 2014
97 pages, 5.3" x 7"
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Bologna, Italy: Piazza Maggiore has a fountain dedicated to Neptune and the lactating mermaids. Fontana di Nettuno. The nymphs cup their breasts and pebbles of water curl out in varying directions. The water seems to shatter the air.
I do this in the shower when I am especially engorged, milking myself, pressing my thumb above the nipple to see how high the spray will go. I could make a wonderful water gun. I could write my name in the snow, the names of my children, my children’s children.
– Arielle Greenberg
Molly Sutton Kiefer is the author of the poetry chapbooks City of Bears (dancing girl press, 2013) and The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake (Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press, 2010). She is poetry editor for Midway Journal and runs Balancing the Tide: Motherhood and the Arts | An Interview Project. She lives in Minnesota with her family.
Book design by Diana Arterian and Scott Massey.