‘Orphan’ – part of feminist mothering poetry collection

‘Orphan’ is a hauntingly beautiful poem written by Blas Falconer and is taken from ‘Borderlands and Crossroads’. Blas is an acclaimed poet who has won a number of awards including the ‘Maureen Egen Literary Award’, the…

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‘One Photograph’ – feminist mothering poetry about the Holocaust

‘One Photograph’ is a hauntingly beautiful poem which reminds us about how the Holocaust is made up of micro individual stories. In this case it is about a mother and a daughter. Grief is invoked…

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‘My Daughter’s Body’ – a poem about a mother’s grief over her daughter’s disability

‘My Daughter’s Body’ was written by Jennifer Franklin (photo below) who graduated from Brown and Columbia. Her full-length collection, Looming, was published by Elixir Press in 2015. Her poetry has appeared in Blackbird, Boston Review,…

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Borderlands and Crossroads

“The maternal body is a primal landscape, a space of belonging whose influence reverberates throughout a lifetime, regardless of where our wanderings take us”. ‘Borderlands and Crossroads’ is one of the most magnificent books that…

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‘A Commencement Villanelle’ – mums never stop worrying

This poem expresses the timeless and never-ending worries that mothers have over  their children’s wellbeing. This poem pivots around a graduation ceremony. It shows that milestone events and birthdays may come and go which signify a…

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