Published on 19 November 2021.
Issue 5 of the Mum Poet Club zine features beautiful illustrated poems on the theme of identity in motherhood.
These poems will make you cry, bring you comfort and bring you hope.
Each poem has been personally selected by award-winning writer and author of “What Have I Done”, Laura Dockrill.
On editing the collection Laura said:
“Guest editing this has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Why? Because not only is the standard exceptional; the writing is extraordinary, the courage is breath-taking – there is humour, there is real-talk and there is love by the bucketload- but truly because it was so hard to read poetry with so many tears in my eyes. I very quickly found myself sobbing and snotting over my marmite on toast, reading lines down the phone to my sister.
These poems are a safe space. Reading this is a safe space that could open a conversation, a conversation that could even go on to save someone’s life.”
The zine has been made in collaboration with Action on Postpartum Psychosis and all profits made from this issue will be donated to them.
Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is the national charity for women and families affected by postpartum psychosis. APP provides an award-winning peer support service, raises awareness of postpartum psychosis, trains frontline health professionals in the care and management of the illness, and facilitates much-needed research into all aspects of postpartum psychosis.
This zine is made with love by the Mum Poem Press and features a beautiful gold foiled cover by Mum Poem Press favourite Ellamae Statham.