Rethinking Motherhood

May 14, 2019 | 2 books mentioned

Mother’s Day has come and gone in the U.S., but maybe you’ve still got mothers on the brain. If that’s the case, The Rumpus has you covered with this extensive list of books to read “when you want to rethink motherhood.” The list ranges from Adrienne Rich’s classic nonfiction work, Of Woman Born, to Ada Limón’s more recent poetry collection, The Carrying—and it includes our own Lydia Kiesling’s novel, The Golden State.

is a staff writer for The Millions. Born and raised in New York, she now lives in the Midwest, where she is a PhD student in American literature.

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