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Sunday, April 22 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Are You My Mother/Monster? Writing Motherhood/Parenthood

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Writing about parenthood can be tricky. On the one hand, overly sentimental poems ring hollow. On the other, poems that put too fine a point on the hardships of parenthood can make the author feel like a monster, rather than a mother. This session discusses the topic of new motherhood and postpartum depression, considers the history of poems about motherhood and parenthood, and discusses strategies for writing and publishing successful poems on the topic.

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Rebecca Lehmann

Rebecca Lehmann is the author of the poetry collection Between the Crackups (Salt 2011). Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Boston Review, and many other journals. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the PhD program in Creative Writing... Read More →


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