‘Birth Partner’ and other poems by Lindsey Bellosa

Becoming a Woman   The first time: my underwear, stained and crumpled, squashed into our bathroom cupboard and I am paged to the nurses’ office at school where the nurse asks in hushed tone if something has happened— we have watched the videos and been shown the diagrams, and my mother has called the school,…

‘Sufferance’ and other poems by Rebecca Foust

Prayer for my New Daughter   with lines by Audre Lorde and William Butler Yeats   A soul in chrysalis, in first agonized molt, must choose: LADIES, or MENS. For some—for you—these rooms are fraught, an open field where lines are drawn: think of the White-Only signs. Or Serrano’s Piss Christ and Duchamp’s Fountain, pitted…