Maternal Grammar" was first published in Bellingham Review and is
now in Barbara Rockman's collection to cleave.
Rockman is the author of Sting and Nest, winner of the New
Mexico-Arizona Book Award, and to cleave (University of New Mexico
Press, 2019). She teaches writing at Santa Fe Community College and at
Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. Raised in western Massachusetts, she
now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.