Women + Poetry

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


from a place where there is time, and I will gather poems for a new issue. I don't know when in the future that might be, but I hope to get there, eventually.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

BACK IN 2011

There will be a new issue of WOMB. The theme of the issue will be "feral things." I will post more details, including a Call For Work, soon.

It has been a long time. This has been a hibernation, not a death. We have come back to you.

xo Michelle

UPDATE: due to lack of time and funds, this project has been postponed. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Seasons Cemented by Amanda Ackerman


The Seasons Cemented
by Amanda Ackerman

Amanda Ackerman lives in Los Angeles where she writes and teaches. She is co-editor of the press eohippus labs. She is a member of UNFO (The Unauthorized Narrative Freedom Organization) and writes as part of SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS. Her collaborative book Sin is to Celebration has been recently released from House Press. Her work has also been published or is forthcoming in in flim forum: A Sing Economy, String of Small Machines, The Physical Poets, WOMB, Moonlit, Source Material: A Journal of Appropriated Text, and Area Sneaks.

Read a poem from this collection here: http://www.wombpoetry.com/skeins/ackerman.html

Monday, August 16, 2010

Still Here!

Hello! Just a note to say that WOMB is still here! I've had a lot going on, so I've had to take a break from the journal, but I'm hoping to publish a new issue this winter! xo M

Monday, January 18, 2010

Trinh T. Minh-ha

Women use "womb" to re-appropriate it and re-unite (or re-differ) themselves, their bodies, their places of production. This may simply mean beating the master at his own game. But it may also mean asserting difference on differences. In the first case, the question is chiefly that of erecting inverted images and defying prohibitions. ...In the second case -- that of asserting difference on differences -- the question of writing (as a) woman is brought a step further. ... Motherhood as lived be women often has little to do with motherhood as experienced by men. The mother cannot be reduced to the mother-hen, the wet-nurse, the year-round cook, the family maid, or the clutching, fear-inspiring matron. ...Laying claim to the specificity of women's sexuality and the rights pertaining to it is a step we have to go through in order to make ourselves heard; in ordier to beat the master at his own game. But reducing everything to the order of sex does not, obviously, allow us to depart from a discourse directed within the apparatuses of sexuality. Writing does not translate bisexuality. It (does not express language but) fares across it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ICE IN INTERVALS: The Books are IN!!!!

This super-cool collection of poetry by the inimitable Laura Goldstein is hot of the press!


Poems by Laura Goldstein
©Laura Goldstein

Published in Goleta, CA
by Hex Presse in October 2008
in an edition of 100 copies

excerpt from the collection:

Books printed by a locally-owned print shop on high-quality recycled paper. Full-color cover, saddle stitched, hand-numbered, 32 pages. Available for $7 at the Hex Presse shop.

Laura Goldstein is a writer and text/sound artist living and working in Chicago. She currently teaches writing at Loyola University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA from Temple University. She went to Penn before that. Her sound and reading performances as well as installations have been exhibited in Philadelphia, Ireland, Chicago and Michigan. She's been published online in Otoliths, The Little Magazine, Great Works, MPRSND, Womb and PFS Post and in print in Combo, Dorothy's Elbow and XConnect.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hi! Still here, just swimming against the tide. The next issue is still coming. I promise.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008



*also, I am STILL working on the galleys for WOMB. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Mercury in Retrograde

Hit me hard. My computer crashed, and so the next issue of WOMB is being rebuilt from scratch. So, I'm hoping to have things perking by the solstice.

Without my computer, I had plenty of time to make new poetry jewelry for the Hex Presse shop. Check it out.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Coming Soon


I'm working on galleys for the next issue of WOMB. Also, planning to get caught up with the Hex Presse projects. I've had a rough winter, but I'm feeling ready to leave the cave.


Womb will be reading submissions for the fall issue in August. Any submissions received before will be held until then. If you've submitted something in the last few months and you have yet to hear from me, you can expect a response within the next week.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Unintentional Hiatus

WOMB and Hex Presse have been hibernating. We plan to be all caught up and bloomy by April.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007




featuring work by:

Kelli Russell Agodon
Nicole Cooley
Kate Greenstreet
Luisa A. Igloria
Eve Rifkah
Jennifer Karmin + vispo
Nicki Hastie
Raina León
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Arlene Biala
Nava Fader
C Mehrl Bennett
Laura Goldstein
Jill Alexander Essbaum
Kristen Orser
Pearl Pirie
Kathryn Douglas
Angela Veronica Wong
Juliet Cook
Lillian Baker Kennedy

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Best of the Net Nominations

Amy King

Elizabeth Treadwell
3 from Virginia or the mud-flap girl

Holaday Mason

Anne Heide
from The Blue City

Ebony Golden
hocking a wedding ring

Eileen Tabios
(—after David Baptiste-Chirot's "After Rimbaud's Illuminations")

find out more about "best of the net" here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Late Summer Will be Golden

I'm working on the special late summer mini-issue of WOMB. Expect to see it by the equinox.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

Poetry Puzzles

~*~ SPECIMEN JAR POETRY PUZZLES ~*~ for sale at the Hex Presse Shop

Poetry Puzzles inspired by Mina Loy, Sylvia Plath, and Elizabeth Bishop. More coming soon!

The letters of six words from a single poem are gathered and stored in glass specimen jars. "Sestina," "Fever 103," and "Lunar Baedeker" come in a triangular jars and contain brightly-colored letter beads which allow the player/puzzler to experience the letters synesthetically. Because the letters are also impressed on the beads, once can "feel" the letters, thus allowing for the experience of "feeling" and "seeing" as simultaneous acts of "reading." The puzzle jars can be emptied and their letter contents "solved" to spell the words from the poem. The letters can be used to make anagrams and new words also. In addition to letters, other materials are harvested and added to the jar for further delight and stimulation. These additional materials are carefully selected and are -- to a certain degree -- intended to conjure sensory details related to the poem which inspired the puzzle. Something for each of the *six* senses is contained in each Hex Presse Specimen Jar Poetry Puzzle. This "syntax of tangibles" can be used to create poems, to conjure new ideas, and to amuse, delight, and inspire. For students of poetry, Hex Presse Specimen Jar Poetry Puzzles enhance understanding and enjoyment of the poetry. Like Cleromancy games, Hex Presse Specimen Jar Poetry Puzzles are an exciting, surprising, and unique way to engage with poetry.