Articles by Polly Rosenwaike

January 18, 2012

Escapism for Moms: Three Chronicles of Fatherhood 6

I found myself cheering these elusive mothers: Let her work! Let her sleep! Let her leave town! Some of my fondest feelings toward my daughter, I must admit, rise up in me when I imagine her at home with her dad.

March 2, 2011

In the Company of Amy Clampitt 2

Two years ago I spent some time in Lenox, Massachusetts, at a house once owned by the poet Amy Clampitt. I slept in her bed, rifled through her books, gazed out the kitchen window at the tree by which her ashes are buried.

July 15, 2010

Writing Outside Realism: Aimee Bender’s Magical Power 2

If reading Aimee Bender’s stories was like creeping downstairs in the middle of the night to eat all the leftover cake with my hands — that much better for the darkness, for the raw, guilty lust — this new novel is summer afternoon, garden party fare.