The Mothers: Poems in Conversation & A Conversation
Poetry by Dorianne Laux and Lelia Chatti
Slapering Hol Press, April 2022
The Mothers by Dorianne Laux and Lelia Chatti comes to readers from one of the oldest chapbook presses in the United States, Slapering Hol Press. This “Conversation Series” published poetry by a well-known woman poet who chooses an emerging woman poet to appear in the same collection with a conversation between them included at the end. Dorianne Laux’s sixth collection, Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems was named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Leila Chatti was born in 1990 in Oakland, California. A Tunisian-American dual citizen, she has lived in the United States, Tunisia, and Southern France. She is the author of the debut full-length collection Deluge (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) and currently serves as the Consulting Poetry Editor at the Raleigh Review as well as teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the Mendota Lecturer in Poetry. Slapering Hol books are collectible creations of beauty. The book design, typecasting, and cover letterpress printing are by Ed Rayher of Swamp Press in Northfield, Massachusetts, with cover art by Hyde Meissner, and run in a limited, hand-numbered edition.