Hitching a ride, trusting a partner, marrying the same person three times
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Children often evoke our strongest emotions. When we think about them — when and whether to have them, whether we can have them, whether we’ll have the freedom to make the choices we want — we confront our deepest fears and hopes.
This month’s most popular selections are all about losing yourself — or trying to — in unexpected ways.
As social mores change and life as we know it continues to evolve, we wonder: How do personal convictions — whether ours or of those in power — shape society?
We hope you’ll enjoy these featured selections from the past twelve months, chosen by our readers and staff.
Congratulations to Maria Black and Jennifer Bowen Hicks on winning Pushcart Prizes, and congratulations also to other Sun contributors whose work has been recognized.
For Mother’s Day we are sharing letters from our readers about the joys and hardships of mothers and motherhood. We hope they capture some of the ways maternal relationships — or the lack thereof — can challenge or fulfill us.
The poems that appear in our tribute to Chris Bursk are just a small sample of the fifty-plus poems that have been published The Sun. We hope you will enjoy a few more.
Congratulations to Kristopher Jansma, Mark Gozonsky, and the other authors whose work has been recognized.
Maia Szalavitz and Joseph Rodríguez from 2017, Readers Write from 2012, Marshall Rosenberg from 2003, and Duncan Moran from 1992