Aozora Brockman

Aozora Brockman is a mixed-Japanese poet and writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Helen Zell Writers' Program, and her work has appeared in The Margins and Catapult, among other publications. When not writing, she works on her family's multigenerational organic vegetable farm with her baby daughter in tow. She is currently writing a memoir in which she follows the life and work of the Japanese writer Kusaka Yōko from her birth until her death at twenty-one, while reflecting on her own experience of pregnancy and new motherhood.

Light and Moon

And there she was, milky-skinned and wrapped in white cloth so fine it looked spider-woven. Her eyes looking back at us as if she were not a baby, but a god.