Over time, this blog hopes to feature poets presenting the many varied face(t)s of the adoption experience, and how such has affected (or not) their poetry. This blog is open to any variety of the adoption experience, including but not limited to poets who've adopted a child(ren), adopted poets, poets with adopted siblings and/or other adopted relatives, poets who've experienced disruptions (failed adoptions), poets who feel they've de facto adopted regardless of whether they've done the legal documentation, poets who've given up a child(ren) for adoption, poets with parents who were adopted (or not), poets who've been impacted by other people's adoption experiences ... and so forth. We are open to exploring both positive and negative experiences.
Participants are asked simply to answer the following three questions:
What is your adoption experience?
How has the adoption experience affected your poetry?
Please share a sample poem(s) addressing (in part) adoption.
If you are a poet with adoption experience who would like to participate, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen R. Tabios
Curator, Poet & Adoptive Mom