The Embodied Pregnancy Journal

By Zoë Etkin


Prepare for birth and mothering, body-mind-spirit, through writing and embodiment practices in this unique pregnancy journal.


Navigate each trimester (including the 4th/ early postpartum) with writing prompts, affirmations, and self care tips that emphasize the connection between you and your baby, you and your body, and you and your sexuality. 

This book is no longer in print. Stay tuned for a new iteration of Embodied Pregnancy in 2020.

Cetacea Vaginae

By Zoë Etkin

Another New Calligraphy Press


In a world just beginning to acknowledge the burden its women carry, Zoë Etkin looks to her sisters of the sea for inspiration in celebrating one’s scale. Her Cetacea Vaginae considers the magnitude of its eponymous animal and calls upon females to revere their own body and the life it supports, their sexuality and the power it holds. Honoring her anatomic proportions and carnal satisfaction, Etkin pushes back against the inherent repression of our purportedly modern society. In its sensual assertiveness, her work confirms the power of simply filling the space others aim to seize. As Another New Calligraphy’s fiftieth release, it is a triumph twice over.


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The Birth & Death of Girl

By Zoë Etkin

Spuyten Duyvil Press

"Zoë Etkin’s The Birth & Death of Girl explores the sacred cycle of life, death, surrender, & return—& she names it: motherhood. But Etkin is not interested in the dualistic or linear definitions that this word typically connotes. No, The Birth & Death of Girl breaks open this word, this role, so that the text becomes a matrilineal excavation of the divine; the entanglement of the feminine, the embodiment of spiritual & physical existence, as a map of trauma." 

~Shawnie Hamer


"What is the predominant feeling in Etkin’s The Birth and Death of Girl? So familiar I feel—along with her. Is it because I have a female form? Because I believe in mythos oriented around female (r)elations? ('We are a linked chain of matter and spirit.') A spectrum of passions moans the cycle forward. Toward. Toward what? Birth. Whose birth? Hers. The fixation: hers. ('Women are closer to the earth—in myth, in history, and in gravity.') A kind of light makes itself obvious when 'birth, sex, and death, are the same violent orgasm.'"

~j/j hastain



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Other Publications

Educational Contributions

Major Contributor/Featured Expert for Angela Gallo's Dynamo Doula Training



Celebrating Motherhood: Special Ways to Welcome New Moms, Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy


5 Ways to Thrive Postpartum, Intent.com Blog


A Guide to Pregnancy Journaling, Intent.com Blog



Sex After Baby: When Can We Do It Again (Featured Expert)

Making Sex Comfortable During Pregnancy (Featured Expert)




"My Pussy on the Earth," featured in Juked, September 2016 (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets)


Excerpted Pieces from The Birth & Death of Girl Manuscript, Notes on Motherhood Series, Entropy Magazine, May 2016


Visible Light Poetry Manuscript, Paper Nautilus Vella Chapbook Contest Finalist 2015


#finalpoem in Enclave, May 2015


2 untitled poems in Word Riot, April 2015


"Funeral" in Adanna


Women Poets Wearing Sweat Pants


“It’s been hot…” in Ballard Street Poetry Journal, September 2013

(Press seems currently defunct)


5 Untitled Poems in Broad Magazine


Several poems reprinted in IPI Press’s first publication, summer 2013 (print only)


“Dark Father” (second printing), “Gods,” and “The West” in Unlikely Stories


“Dark Father” in The Medulla Review


“The Red,” “A Critical Tradition of Brokenness,” “At Night,” and “Weight” in KNACK magazine


“Gods” in [PANK]


“Waking Up” in Deep South Magazine


“The Dialogue” and “The Dialogue II” in Burning Word


“How Things End” in Burning Word


“Visitation” in Poetry South (print only) 


“Memoire Involuntaire” (from my undergraduate days)



LOCAL MEMPHIS LIVE Interview about AWAKEN space


Parents.com Article About Dads and Doulas


Ask the Author Interview in [PANK]


Should You Try a Vaginal Steam? GladRags Blog 


GladRags Monthly Friend




Senior Thesis Reading, College of Santa Fe, April 2009


Sumarr Reading Series, Los Angeles, July 10, 2011


Next Words Reading Series, Mandrake, Los Angeles, March 18, 2012


Thesis Reading, California Institute of the Arts, May 10, 2012


Next Words Showcase, REDCAT, Los Angeles, May 13, 2012


Sumarr Reading Series, Los Angeles, June 17, 2013


Enter>Text Valentine’s Day Blame Prom Reading, Los Angeles, February 17, 2013


Host, Red Sky reading, Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles, March 9, 2013


In Process Inventory Book Launch reading, Stories Bookstore, Los Angeles, July 27, 2013


Sumarr Reading Series, Los Angeles, Concord, August 11, 2013

The Birth & Death of Girl Reading and Book Signing, Memphis, June 28, 2018

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