HOME/BIRTH


HOME/BIRTH: A Poemic
Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker
$16



Home/Birth: A Poemic is an empowering, honest, generous, painful must-read for mothers-to-be and those who love them.” —Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein (producers of The Business of Being Born & authors of Your Best Birth)


“Years ago I gave birth to three children in a hospital, each one spilling forth in a genre unlike the one before. Natural, epidural, endless. This book would have been of great interest to me then. Now it is here in time for my daughters, not just the ones who are poets or prose writers, but the daughters who are students and workers and mothers to be. These daughters live in great peril and fight their way through to the consolation of a home that is safe. Home/Birth represents that consolation, and the bravery required to secure it.” —Fanny Howe


“Greenberg and Zucker have written an intimate, raw, beautiful book. Home/Birth lets you in on a conversation, a most important conversation, between friends, between women, between a woman and herself. It feels like the ancestor midwives are listening in, too, chiming in with reassurance, stories, outrage, wisdom. In a culture that so often silences this conversation with fear and shame and smiles and nods, Greenberg and Zucker sustain it through the interruptions and soundbites, including them in the discourse but never letting them shut it down. Like birth itself, this conversation is not linear or predictable; it is messy and real and powerful, and a gift to be privy to. ‘We haven’t even begun to talk about…’ is one of the book’s refrains, but there’s so very much here.” — Jennifer Block