Abstract

Abstract:

"The Fifth Great Ape" uses the occasion of a young mother's visit to the primate house at the zoo with her family to consider the connections between the mothering practices of human and nonhuman primates. The title comes from paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey's assertion that "Had humanity not been the interested party, we would have been the fifth

Abstract:

"On the First Night of the Afterlife" contrasts religious and scientific views of the afterlife.

Abstract:

In "Ghosts in the Nursery," a new mother sits inside with her baby. The poem takes its title from a mid-century study in psychoanalysis that attempted to examine how mothers carry past vulnerabilities and traumas into their relationships with their children.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2325-730X
Print ISSN
1046-3348
Pages
pp. 28-30
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-16
Open Access
No
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