‘You Said I Can Nurtue’ in Bold + Italic

My poem ‘You Said I Can Nurture’, taken from my book ‘Zygote Poems’ appears as one of two featured poems about forthcoming parenthood alongside Jamie Houghton in issue 3 of Bold + Italic.

Jamie’s poem tackles the subject of not feeling adequate enough as a mother to home a baby in the womb, and trying to get things just right for her (I know it’s a ‘her’ as said baby has now been before).

Mine tackles the subject of becoming a father with what I considers inadequacies and fears of not being a good enough human myself to raise another.

Check out our poems and read more about what each of us were trying to convey, and then check out the other poems, prose and artwork selected for this great issue:

Jamie Houghton – Ants are Pickier than You
Richard Thomas – You Said I Can Nurture

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