Welcome to Literary Mama Rewind! Every few weeks we’ll round up some of our favorite essays, stories, poems, columns and reviews from the Literary Mama archives relating to a particular theme. April is National Poetry Month, so for this Rewind we feature all poems. Start with these, then dive into the rest of the Literary Mama archives for plenty of poetry to fill the month.
- Lessons from a Poet by Minati Singh
The poet’s poet/ in some poet’s outfit/ of wrinkled linen or crinkled/ silk, I can’t remember.
- Reading Billy Collins’ “The Names” with My Daughter by Jane Satterfield
Partway through middle school,/ partway through the poetry section,/ they wonder why read them, why write/ them?
- Poem to Myself by Sarah Byck
The poem is well-rhythmed and vivid,/ turning a handful of simple moments/ into a kind of rhapsody,
- Lila: Found Poem by Laura Cherry
Lila is true poetry in motion
- Why I Didn’t Write a Poem by Nancy Tupper Ling
One last water call. A prayer. A kiss. A favorite blankey lost, then found.
- Good Poem by Crystal Hadidian
There must be a way to write a good poem/ about potty training,
- Why I Write in the Bathroom Closet by Jayne Pupek
With one hand on my pen,/ the other on the plunge,
- A Poem Written in Ezra’s Sleep by Elizabeth Faith Aamot
Tonight poems are specters –/ they move around me, unwritten.