Instead of book news, I'm happy to report the release - today! (June 4, 2021) - of a new, micro-essay that I wrote for The Maine Review. "Come, Pain" is a contemplation about womanhood and motherhood from a particular terminus of the complex transit map of a woman's body.
It feels good to publish something entirely different from the book that has been absorbing my every waking moment for the last two years (at least, it feels that way...). The book marketing for The Field House goes well! Just this morning I was invited to call in to Maine Public Radio's "Summer Reads" special edition episode of Maine Calling, with Jennifer Rooks. Due to my high-intensity nerves when I went live on the radio, I think I succeeded in blurting out a surprising number of highlights about the book in a very short time. I had the shakes for about 20 minutes after that was done.
I am eternally, astonished-ly grateful for the attention Rachel's story is getting. On the other hand, the writer inside me is itching to get back to writing. Seeing this little essay come out today is a nice change of pace.
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.