Along with Kevin Young, Bob Hicok, Jorie Graham, and Yusef Komunyakaa, Mary-Louise Parker lists Caroline Hagood as one of her favorite writers.


On Making Maxine's Baby

“A brave and innovative poetic exploration of the grotesque yet mystical universe of Maxine.”

Publishers Weekly

“Tracking her flight from the hell of feeling, Caroline Hagood's metaphors unfold with a desperado's inventiveness.”

Joan Larkin





"A gorgeous book, eminently readable, full of surprises.”

—Elisabeth Frost

“This is a daring book, an odyssey written from within the consciousness of Maxine."

Nina Tassi, Editions Bibliotekos

Making Maxine’s Baby tells the story of Maxine, a homeless woman who lives in the New York City subway system. The book follows Maxine's surreal journey through city and memory as she attempts to overcome her traumatic past.

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