Posts Tagged: The Still Point of the Turning World

What to Read When You Want to Write Like a Mother


A list of books that wrangle, directly or indirectly, with motherhood and all that comes with it (or its absence). ...more

What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Healthcare


Here's a list of wonderful books that look at physical and mental health from many different perspectives. By the time we read through the entire list, maybe Congress will have come to their senses. ...more

On Loss and “Replacement”


Emily Rapp’s name has appeared frequently on the Rumpus as her book The Still Point of the Turning World came out detailing her and her son Ronan’s experience with Tay-Sachs disease, his ultimate death, and her experiences as a mother.

Following the birth of her second child, she writes at the New York Times about how the birth of her daughter could not, and should not, replace the memory or spiritual presence of her son.