(The Daily Rumpus) Poetry and Motherhood

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Yesterday was the final day in our celebration of National Poetry Month. If you weren’t following along, I very much recommend checking out the link a

   

Yesterday was the final day in our celebration of National Poetry Month. If you weren’t following along, I very much recommend checking out the link and exploring the thirty new poems that we shared during April—they are in turns stunning, enlightening, comforting, gutting, and full of wonder. I have never believed more in the potential that poetry has to force us to reckon with our humanity and with the power of language.

Today marks the beginning of a new theme month at The Rumpus, “Mothering outside the Margins.” We’ll be publishing essays, reviews, interviews, stories, and poems that aim to broaden our understanding of what it means to be a mother—or not to be a mother, or to want to be a mother but fall short of cultural ideals around motherhood. We hope you’ll follow along, and consider sharing the pieces that resonate with you using the tag #mothers2018.

I’ve been in thick of motherhood these last two weeks, dealing with my son’s first big illness, so today’s note is brief. More next week, I promise!

Love,
Marisa

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