The Mother Ship is a collection of poems celebrating the experience of losing and finding yourself in anything you give your heart to. The Mother Ship relates to everyone regardless of whether they are mothers or fathers, as it focuses on the universal themes of being in relationship, how to care for oneself while caring for others, how to nurture both an outer and inner life. It reminds us to pay attention to the smallest details with wonder and to befriend our darkest demons, the reward always being a deeper existence, a life of contemplation and celebration.
The Mother Ship explores the depth of what it means to be a mother in honest, beautiful language that flows form the page to the heart. Deborah Grace pushes past her own experience to create a world of poems that makes me remember, laugh, grimace and nod my head in that wonderful way of agreement when someone articulates that experience just so.
- Dawn Barron