Barbara Crooker, a mother-poet and former Literary Mama contributor, has a new book out.
Barbara Crooker, a mother-poet and former Literary Mama contributor, has a new book out. Radiance won the Word Press First Book Award and is now available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore. (ISBN 1932339914)
Take a sneak peak of some of her new poems on her website.
Barbara's poems were among the first submissions that I received as poetry editor of Literary Mama, and I think I will always remember how her words moved me to tears as I sat in a coffee shop reading about her "poem-child" starting kindergarten in The Blue Snake Lies Curled in my Bowl like Oatmeal. While I sat there reading Barbara's poems, two women sat at the table next to me feeding bits of cinnamon raisin bagels to their children. I wanted to interrupt their morning coffee and pass the poem over to them. Instead, I selected it for publication on Literary Mama and got to share it with many many mothers. Now more of her poems are available for public consumption. Go Barbara! Keep 'em coming.