Motherhood: Poems about Mothers

Part of the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series, Motherhood: Poems about Mothers gathers poems that capture the particulars of motherhood from various perspectives. Sections feature poems about childbirth and early motherhood, mothers’ relationships with their daughters and sons, grandmothers, and the absence or loss of a maternal figure. With work by a diverse range of poets, including Anna AkhmatovaYehuda AmichaiAnne BradstreetElizabeth Barrett BrowningPaul Muldoon, and Izumi Shikibu, Motherhood: Poems about Mothers also includes popular poems about mothers, such as Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish,” Sylvia Plath’s “Morning Song,” and Frank O’Hara’s “Ave Marie,” along with over one hundred more.