Mum Poet Club Members' Area
Here you'll find resources that might help you with your writing.
How to Publish your Poetry: Workshop with Gita Raleigh
You can watch a recording of the workshop on our YouTube Channel here:
And here are is a list of resources that Gita put together for the session:
Mum Poem Press Resources
‘Killing the Angel In The House by Virginia Woolf
More about Muriel Rukseyer
The Poetry School
Their courses are really good with fully remote options. There are also concessions.
Expensive-but there are concessions for teachers and more affordable remote courses.
Doing it yourself:
Young Poets Network
This runs challenges for poets under 25 but they are also excellent writing prompts for anyone stuck for inspiration. They also have a really good glossary of all those baffling poetry terms
A limited selection-but all free!
One of the main poetry organisations in the USA. Literally hundreds of poems and articles available for free!
This is their excellent collection of poems and essays on motherhood
American Academy of Poets
As above. They will also email you a ‘poem a day’ if you sign up.
National Poetry Library
You can join for free and borrow e-books to download on your device
Revising your work:
Very short episodes, a great selection of poems -and the host has a lovely soothing voice!
The Poetry Exchange
Ordinary people, talking about a poem that has been a friend to them:
Where to submit:
Poets Directory (Colin Bancroft)
Gita's favourite poems on motherhood
Carmen Giminez Smith ‘The Daughter”
Rita Dove Persephone, Falling
Sylvia Plath ‘You’re’
Frequently Asked Questions #7 Camille T Dungy
Sonnet for the Unborn Child Sarala Estruch
Pelvic Ultrasound Anne Barngrover
Moon Milk is a lovely pamphlet of poems on motherhood by Rachel Bower available from Valley Press.
You can read two poems here:
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