Pecking Order (Nicole Homer)

  “Motherhood is like being pecked to death by my favorite birds made from my body, torn by beaks sharpened.”

“Motherhood is like
being pecked
to death
by my
favorite birds
made from my
body, torn
by beaks sharpened.”

U.S.A. / 2017

"Nicole Homer’s first full-length poetry is an unflinching look at how race and gender politics play out in the domestic sphere. Homer challenges the notion of family by forcing the reader to examine how race, race performance, and colorism impact motherhood immediately and from generation to generation." — Write Bloody Publishing.

Read my full review of Pecking Order in The Bind.