Birthed from scorched hearts : women respond to war /

Award-winning author MariJo Moore asked women from around the world to consider the devastating nature of conflict inner wars, outer wars, public battles, and personal losses. Their answers, in the form of poignant poetry and essays, examine war in all its permutations, beginning in 60 CE and contin...

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Other Authors: Moore, MariJo
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Language:English
Published: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., 2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Ch. 1. The endurance of women : before the beginning of time and onward
  • Medusa, the Gorgon / Ellenburg
  • The daughters of Boudicca / H. Byron Ballard
  • In search of Hypatia / Kimberly Shuck
  • This land had seen war before / Rhiana Yazzie
  • Birthed from scorched hearts / MariJo Moore
  • The shields of the earth / Dawn Karima Pettigrew
  • Finding home / Linda Boyden
  • A turned-around world / Linda Hogan
  • Saga of American truth / Lee Maracle
  • Dead over the hills : an interview with ex-slave Mrs. Phoebe Banks : from the WPA Oklahoma slave narratives / edited by T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker
  • Shelton Laurel diary / Kathryn Stripling Byer
  • Carrie McGavock : the high priestess of the Temple of the Dead Boys / Deborah A. Bowles
  • Vows / Glenis Redmond
  • Rya's rainbow / Dolores Kendrick
  • ch. 2. A world of war
  • Hermine Jungus Komnik's World Wars I and II experiences and results / Paula Popow Oliver
  • Granddaughter song / Laura Hope-Gill
  • War is never done! / Barbara-Helen Hill
  • A fragile beginning / Diana Festa
  • My mother's tattoo / Helen Epstein
  • War's sorrow visits our daughters and sons / Suzanne Zahrt Murphy
  • La Scarlettina / Alexandria Giardino
  • How I became an evacuee / Margaret Abruzzi
  • Majestic theater : a landscape of war / Alice M. Azure
  • Recsk : not even ghosts wish to visit here again / Emöke B'Rácz
  • ch. 3. Memoirs of guarded reflections
  • The collectors / Janet McAdams
  • MIA, foreign and domestic / Kimberly Blaeser
  • The coffee table book of war : a memoir / Daniela Gioseffi
  • Patch work : picturing Vietnam / Rebecca Blevins Faery
  • The Magellanic clouds of Vietnam / Grace Cavalieri
  • Johnny Stack / Sheila Massoni
  • Dodge Charger / Laura Tohe
  • A woman accompanied by the world / Matilde Urrutia
  • A snapshot in time : war in Ireland / Eavan Boland
  • In search of a larger truth : Eritrea my Ithaca / Louisa Calio
  • Lebanon, summer 2006 : a view from Cyprus / Lisa Suhair Majaj
  • ch. 4. Different kinds of war : battles on the home front
  • How could it be? / Nancy J. Jackson
  • You're White / Christine Stark
  • A glimpse into the life of a Levantine / Suranee Mariettha Perera
  • Indigenous women and the legacy of oppression / Victoria Ybanez
  • Surfacing / Michele Ramos
  • The cure / Emily Ferrara
  • Visceral / Carolyn Dunn
  • Birthplace, women's maximum security prison, date, 1985 / Regina Krummel
  • Fall, 1998 / Terra Trevor
  • Last night the moon / Mary BlackBonnet
  • Re-waging the battles : Native American women's poetry and the reinterpretation of war / Molly McGlennen
  • ch. 5. Protestors, participants, peace : why, why not, and when?
  • Goodnight, Mr. President / Ala Riani
  • Those policemen are sleeping : a call to the children of Israel and Palestine / D.H. Melhem
  • We live in violent times / Annmarie Sauer
  • Protesting the war about to begin : March 19, 2003 / Charlotte Mandel
  • Apache warrior, Apache troop / Paula Gunn Allen
  • Figures from the Iraq War / Jun'er ; translated from the Chinese by Simon Patton
  • Sufi dancing with dad / Marjorie Hudson
  • After reading women on war / Pat Falk
  • The call / Stacy Bannerman
  • F-16 / Doris Seale
  • The best way to honor my son's death would be to bring the troops home / Amy Goodman
  • Grandma / Rochelle Ratner
  • Selections from a war you carry in your pocket / Kimberly Roppolo
  • Civics after Grace Paley / Demetria Martinez
  • Two young lives before and after enlistment / Marie Nigro
  • Better a good warrior / Cheryl Dietrich
  • Woman's war cry / Angela Sterritt
  • American helmuts / Bushra Al-Bustani ; translated from the Arabic by Wafa' A. Zeinal'abidin
  • Requiem for arrival / Deema K. Shehabi
  • Acknowledgments
  • Permissions
  • About the editor
  • Contributors.