I Will Bear This Scar: Poems of Childless Women
About the Book
I Will Bear This Scar explores the complex issue of childlessness through the power of poetry. Women in need of healing and emotional connections with other women will be transformed by these extraordinary voices.
Poet Marietta W. Bratton compiled this compelling poetry anthology, which includes the work of more than forty women who have struggled with their childlessness. I Will Bear This Scar often touches upon difficult and painful emotions, drawing you into the very heart of their experience. Yet threads of support and affirmation weave through this collection, offering renewal for others who may have faced the same.
Whether through infertility, miscarriage, abortion, by delaying the decision to have a child until too late, or by choosing not to bear a child, these women share their experience through verse. If you've experienced the overwhelming emotions associated with not having children, you'll find the support you need in I Will Bear This Scar.
About the Author
Marietta W. Bratton was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. As a special education teacher for thirty years, she has worked with students from preschool through high school. She lives in Buffalo, New York, with her husband, Stan.