When I first approached Roxane about editing a parenting issue of PANK, we were both a tad unsure of just how it would shake out. Sure, many of us are writers and parents, but most of us -whether out of necessity or sanity- try our damndest to keep those two worlds separate. This issue would be evoking the collision of those two lives, your two lives. But then, the pieces started rolling in: poems and stories about raising children, losing children, longing for children, loving children, and all the moments and feelings that comprise this phylum to which we proudly belong. Suddenly , like a child itself, our parenting issue grew into something richer and deeper than I had ever imagined it would. The writers in this issue have created an honest and beautiful portrait of the world’s hardest job. I hope you enjoy the pieces I chose as much as I enjoyed reading them. Dive into the issue, here.
[7.09 / Parenting Issue]