Carol Ratchenski

While Carol Kapaun Ratchenski’s day job is being a therapist, she is the owner and director of Center for Compassion and Creativity, a private counseling practice in Fargo. Carol has also been writing and publishing short stories, essays and poems for over 30 years. She is the author of the novel Mamababy, published in 2014 … Continue reading Carol Ratchenski

Forgive This and That, Whatever
by Carol Kapaun Ratchenski

There is a certain kind of forgiveness between mothers and daughters that fathers cannot understand. A certain kind of blue glass shard. A bitter nettle tea. Honey withheld. The sour turn of a morning glance. Over a chipped cup. Dark roast. Four sisters one room. Two sisters one bed. Some dreamy grasping, a push into … Continue reading Forgive This and That, Whatever
by Carol Kapaun Ratchenski

CPR Volume 20, Issue 1 is Now Online

April, 2018 Read new poems by David Crews, Megan Hall, Athena Kildegaard, Avia Tadmor, Susanna Lang, Joel Vega, Caitlin Thomson, Matthew Gellman, David Hathwell, Ava C. Cipri, Megan Arlett, Carol Lischau, Carol Kapaun Ratchenski, Pamela Ahlen, John Sibley Williams, Genevieve DeGuzman, and Megan Merchant. Find a fine review of Jessica L. Walsh’s How to Break … Continue reading CPR Volume 20, Issue 1 is Now Online