Issue 4 of the Mum Poet Club zine. Choices by the Mum Poet Club features 15 poems by members of writing group the Mum Poet Club. Personally selected by critically acclaimed contemporary poet Liz Berry, each poem explores the idea of "choice" in the context of motherhood and is accompanied by a specially commissioned illustration.
On editing the collection Liz says “choosing these poems, I felt gladdened and moved to be in the company of fellow mother-writers. In this beautiful zine we hear their voices and their stories, their dreams and fears, and discover precious companionship to support us on our own journeys through motherhood.” The collection also includes a foreword by author of Motherhood: A Manifesto, Eliane Glaser, who says “This collection presents a space in which to escape the endless quandaries of motherhood and to reflect on them. These poems offer a rare opportunity to see our predicament afresh – and therefore to challenge it.”
First published for National Poetry Day 2021, this issue includes 15 illustrated poems by members of the Mum Poet Club. It was riso printed and hand assembled by Duplikat Press in London with a cover illustration by Jasmin Floyd.