Spiritual Midwifery


40 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published August 2019

In Spiritual Midwifery, poet Kathleen Kirk’s ekphrastic poems express the profound revelations that can emerge when meditating on a piece of visual art. These pieces are juxtaposed with work that reveals observations about motherhood and other family relationships. The neighboring emotional spaces of these poems add even greater depth to one another. Kirk’s writing is rich with quietly powerful images that will stick with readers long after they’ve set the collection aside. This is a beautiful follow-up to ABCs of Women’s Work (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2015).