Table of contents for Rise up singing : Black women writers on motherhood / edited by Cecelie S. Berry.


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Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman Introduction by Cecelie S. Berry

SECTION I
ARIA OF THE MATRIARCH
Our Grandmothers by Maya Angelou Ernestine: A Grandmother's Memories by Jewell Parkr Rhodes
My Daughters and Me by Faith Ringgold Margaret: A Mother for All Seasons by Jewelle Taylor Gibbs
Everyday Use by Alice Walker Nineteen Thirty-Seven by Edwidge Danticat

SECTION II
DREAM SONG: A MOTHER'S INTERIOR WORLD
Daystar by Rita Dove Mother by Andrea Lee Slip and Fall by Cecelie S. Berry
An Unnatural Woman by Martha Southgate When Wild Southern Women Raise Daughters
by Evelyn Coleman
Unmasking Step-Motherhood by Deborah Roberts
The Complex Mathematics of Mothering by AJ Verdelle Goin' Round the Bend by Melba Newsome



SECTION III
TORCH SONG FOR MOTHER AND CHILD
the lost baby poem by Lucille Clfton                           151
Many Rivers to Cross by June Jordan                            153
Mother, Unconceived by Erin Aubry Kaplan                       163
Good Night Moon by Felicia Ward                                168
Mother's House by Tananarive Due                               183
Linda Devine's Daughters by Carolyn Ferrell                    190

SECTION IV
THE    ROUND:
ROWING GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
From "The Children of the Poor," verse 6, by Gwendolyn Brooks  217 
Dancer of the World by Patricia Smith                          218
A Miracle Every Day by Marita Golden                           227
Elementary Lessons by Rita Coburn Whack                        242
My Girl by Bethany M. Allen                                    249
Welcome to the World by Dawn Turner Trice                      255
Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Reverend Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook  261
A New Balance by Florence Ladd                                 270
Journeys by Maxine Clair                                       274
Permissions                                                    279
Contributors                                                  281





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Mothers Literary collections, Motherhood Literary collections, Mother and child Literary collections, African American women Literary collections, American literature African American authors, African American women authors Biography, Women and literature United States, American literature Women authors, Mother and child United States