Happy National Poetry Month!

We’re celebrating at Literary Mama!

Five fresh poems contemplate the writer’s life, from creating our own language, watching our children make their mark, to reimagining a poetic (and cultural) icon. 

This group speaks to my heart; I am always partial to writing about writing.

Alphabet for the Stay-at-Home Parent

by Jennifer O’Grady

The body’s deepest structure, dancing

by Crystal Ellefsen


by Linda Parsons Marion


by Lesley Jenike

Sylvia Plath’s Last Motherly Acts

by Heather Kirn Lanier

For more poetic inspiration, Literary Mama’s editors (including me!) recommend books of poetry in April’s Essential Reading. Happy Poetry Month!