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Literary Mama Rewind: Poetry

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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.


Photo by Amanda Lynch Morris

  • 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.



  • Poem to Myself by Sarah Byck
    The poem is well-rhythmed and vivid,/ turning a handful of simple moments/ into a kind of rhapsody,




  • Good Poem by Crystal Hadidian
    There must be a way to write a good poem/ about potty training,



Amanda Jaros is a freelance writer living in Ithaca, NY. Her essay “Blood Mountain” won the 2017 Notes From the Field contest at Flyway Journal. Other work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines including, NewfoundLife in the Finger Lakes Magazine, Highlights for Children, and Cargo Literary. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Chatham University.

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