Belle Boggs

Belle Boggs is the author of Mattaponi Queen, winner of the Bakeless Prize and finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her collection of essays, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood, will be published in September.

In the Peanut Hospital

Waiting as her mother undergoes a mysterious surgery, an essayist ponders “female trouble,” infertility, and the shifting roles mothers and daughters play in each other’s lives.

Imaginary Children

  It’s ten o’clock on a Tuesday morning in December, and I’m waiting to see a matinee performance of that holiday classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, with twelve of my AP English students. The drama teacher is next to…