IceFloe Press: Mother/Service/Voice Series

October is the month my mother died so it is fitting for my elegy to join in harmony w/ IceFloe Press' Series: Mother/Service/Voice, w/ a painting by Moira J. Saucer (above). 

"Welcome to our new project Mother/Service/Voice. 70 + contributors will explore this theme in a range of forms and styles and approaches. We launch this project in honor of Black History Month UK.

For October 2020 we invited UK poet Jenny Mitchell to develop a prompt for our New Works Series at Ice Floe Press ( We held an open call for poets, prose writers (fiction, non- fiction), creators of visual work, hybrids and collaborations to submit unpublished work that examines the intersecting themes of ‘the Mother’, ‘Service’ and ‘Voice’." 

To read "The Ninth Garden" click here