#mumpoemprompts September Challenge: The Burning Haibun
By Victoria Punch
In the second instalment of our #mumpoemprompts September Challenges, Mum Poet Club member Victoria Punch introduces us to the Burning Haibun and encourag...
#mumpoemprompts September Challenge: The Villanelle
By Rachel Dickens
Each Monday in September a member of the Mum Poet Club will introduce to a form we might not be familiar with, to inspire us to have a go ourselves. Firs...
Why I Write by Emma Cottam from Isabella and Us
Emma Cottam - Founder of Isabella and Us and Editor of the Positive Wellbeing Zine For Mums - tells us how and why she started writing poetry when she became a mother.
Lisa Evans on her "Motherhood is..." project
Artist and Mum Poet Club member Lisa Evans tells us about her "Motherhood is..." lockdown project and how she published the accompanying book.
No Walk in the Park - Jemma Chawla on Self-Publishing
Mother, Poet and Mum Poet Club Member Jemma Chawla (@new_stanza) shares with us how she came to publish her debut poetry collection: No Walk In The Park – Stumbling Through...
Meet the Poet - Ebony Gilbert
Content Note: Contains discussion of a traumatic birth
Birth doula and poet Ebony Gilbert tells us why she writes and about the traumatic birth that led to the poem 'Cornfl...
Meet the Poet – Ash Bainbridge
Ash Bainbridge’s poem “Mumpa” is featured in our anthology “Songs of Love and Strength”. Here Ash tells us how their experiences of pregnancy and parenting beyond the gende...
Born in Lockdown - A Review by Susie Butt
Mum Poet Club member Susie Butt tells us about taking party in Mothership Writers' Born on Lockdown project.
I first heard about the Born in Lockdown collaborative writing...
Songs of Love & Strength & Poetry & Pencils: An interview with Julie Mackey, Illustrator of ‘Songs of Love & Strength’
We have a cuppa with Julie to chat about her life by the sea in Whitstable, her beautifully-named children Walter, Arrietty and Felicity, and her wonderful artwork for our...
Meet the Poet - Samantha Nimmo
Samantha Nimmo's poem “Most of the Weight I Gained During Pregnancy was From Carrying Around Other People’s Opinions” is featured in our anthology "Songs of Love and Stren...
Emylia Hall on Motherhood, Creativity and the Mothership Writers Course
Novelist Emylia Hall tells us about her own experiences of writing motherhood and how she set up the Mothership Writers course to help new mums carve out a space for creati...
The Mum Poet Club Recommended Reading: Night Sky With Exit Wounds By Ocean Vuong
Mum Poet Club member Lauren Thomas reviews Ocean Vuong's classic collection as our April Mum Poet Club recommended reading.
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