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Book Title: Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss|
The author of the book: Melissa Miles McCarter
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 926 KB
Edition: Fat Daddy's Farm
Date of issue: May 7th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780985235604
Read full description of the books Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss:Joy can be interrupted - but not lost. Most people think of motherhood as a joyous experience, but for some it can be an experience of interrupted joy. This anthology delves into the subject of motherhood and loss from different perspectives of authors and artists from all over the world.
The book is uniquely structured around the five stages of grief, mirroring the grief journey many go through. Editor and publisher Melissa Miles McCarter conceived of the anthology six years after her daughter died of SIDS and then struggling with secondary infertility after an ectopic pregnancy. The anthology focuses on mothers and their children who face loss in all forms, losses which can "interrupt the narratives of our lives."
Some of these universal themes addressed include: coping with the death of a child; relationships between mother and child (including adoption and estrangement): caring for disabled children: and having to mother one's own mother because of an illness.
This anthology includes Short Stories, Poetry, Art Work, Essays, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and more. Contributors explore such topics as Adoption, Death, Infertility, Disabilities, Illness, and Estrangement. Various themes addressed include Coming of Age, Identity, Recovery, Connections, and Forgiveness.
The internationally acclaimed contributors are: Merrill Edlund , Aliki Economides, Monika Pant, Grace Benedict, Chris Reid, Paul Salvette, Terri Elders , Liz Dolan , Mark Moore, Emily Polk, Lottie Corley, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Megan Moore, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, Anna Steen, Nina Bennett, Kim Hensley Owens , Joanne L. DeTore, Robyn Parnell, Danelle, Svetlana Bochman, Erin Williams, Gail Marlene Schwartz, Olivia Good , Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow, Margaret Kramar, Carol Alexander, Valean Iolanda, Samantha, Kristin Anderson, Lisa Wendell, Janeen McGuire, Anindita Chatterjee, Jenn Williamson, Mazel Flores, Rebecca Manning, Pooja Sachdeva, Nancy Arroyo Ruffin, Gabriella Burman, Sheila Hageman, Ruth Krongold, G. Karen Lockett Warinsky , Jennifer Molidor, Alan Nolan, Trangdai Glassey-Tranguyen, Jemila Modesti, Deborah Finkelstein, Jessica Karbowiak, Ann Mathew, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Ione Citrin, Ivan Jim Saguibal Layugan, Mary O'Neill, Lori Lamothe and Michèle AimPée Parent.
Read information about the authorMelissa Miles McCarter lives in a small rural community of Arcadia Valley in Southeast Missouri, with her husband, Dr. William Matthew McCarter, step-son Britin, and menagerie of pets in a Civil War era home.
In addition to being an editor, memoirist and novelist, McCarter has written numerous articles and columns about mental illness and popular culture, infertility, and postfeminism.
Melissa's writing has always been inspired by the challenges she has faced in life.
After receiving a B.A. in philosophy from Scripps College in 1996, Melissa was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In her memoir, "Insanity: A Love Story," she chronicles her struggle to navigate the fine line between sanity and insanity.
While working on her Ph.D. In Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Texas at Arlington, Melissa and her husband lost their 5 week old daughter to SIDS. This experience inspired her to publish and edit the anthology on motherhood and loss, "Joy, Interrupted." She also explores her struggles with infertility in her writings.
While teaching at five different colleges, she encountered student resistance to feminist theory and pedagogy. She suggests an alternative postfeminist approach in her dissertation, Envisioning a Postfeminist Composition Studies."
In addition to being an author, Melissa is the publisher of a small press, Fat Daddy's Farm and Book Manager at Booktrope. As an editor, manager, and publisher, Melissa's goal is to help uncommon voices grow and flourish.
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