Rocked by the Waters contains 136 poems by contemporary American women who speak with diverse voices and styles. The poets explore the joys and challenges of conception, birth, adoption, raising children, loss, relationships with adult offspring, and more. These wonderful poems on the subject of motherhood, so central to the human experience, will engage, surprise, and delight readers.
Co-editor Margaret Hasse, author of Between Us (2016) and four other books of poems, is originally from Vermillion, South Dakota. Now living in St. Paul, Minnesota, she writes, teaches, and works on projects with arts organizations and other writers. Co-editor Athena Kildegaard is the author of Course, Ventriloquy, and three other books of poetry. She teaches at the University of Minnesota Morris where she also directs the Honors Program.