The Mum Poem Press
The Mum Poem Press is a poetry publishing venture focusing on work that explores all aspects of motherhood.
We support and connect mums who write, or would like to try writing, poetry through our Mum Poet Club; encouraging parents to write as a way to express, process and share experiences.
We publish a quarterly zine featuring poems written by members of The Mum Poet Club and host a regular open mic night and other events.
Everyone is welcome and you don’t need any previous experience to join our free and friendly writing community. Join the Mum Poet Club now.
In May 2021, we will publish our first full length anthology of poetry about motherhood written by a mixture of published and previously unpublished poets. Profits from sales of the anthology will be donated to a maternal mental health charity.
We are currently hosting a Valentines Day Zine Swap, where we are asking you to make your own zine, send it to us and we’ll post you a copy of every zine we receive for Valentines Day. Your zine doesn’t have to be poetry or about motherhood and you don’t have to be a mum to take part.
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Illustration by Ellamae Statham
It sounds dramatic but I genuinely believe that poetry and writing saved me from the temporary madness of early motherhood. I wrote myself out of it.Karen McMillian
Recent blog posts
“There is no right or wrong in zine making, so let your mind run free.”
UK-based zine collective De_ziners explain what is unique about zines and why you should make one too.
Our designer, Emma Dakeyne (@blue_mumday) talks us through the Mum Poem Press rebrand. From inspiration and building a design process amidst the crisis of a global pandemic, to our final logo (that does not feature a gnarly death metal cat).
I’d read about how, like all other mammals, a birthing women’s labour can halt if the woman feels in any way threatened or unsafe in the environment in which they are in.