Issue 5 of the Mum Poet Club zine features beautiful illustrated poems on the theme of identity in motherhood. Each poem has been personally selected by award-winning writer and author of What Have I Done, Laura Dockrill.
On editing the collection Laura said “guest editing this has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Why? Because - not only is the standard exceptional; the writing is extraordinary, the courage is breath-taking – there is humour, there is real-talk and there is love by the bucketload- but truly because it was so hard to read poetry with so many tears in my eyes. I very quickly found myself sobbing and snotting over my marmite on toast, reading lines down the phone to my sister. These poems are a safe space. Reading this is a safe space that could open a conversation, a conversation that could even go on to save someone’s life.”
This issue includes 14 illustrated poems written by members of the Mum Poet Club. 46 pages with a gold foiled cover illustration by Ellamae Statham.