Friday, July 20, 2007

Mamazine


This week for Friday Poetry I want to share with you an online poetry zine I just discovered. I am sure others of you are already reading it, but it's new to me. It's called Mamazine and it's full of poetry. Today I am linking to an interview by Kate Hopper with the poet Deborah Garrison, discussing her latest book, The Second Child. She has some poems quoted and they are just lovely. Hopper quotes:
The poem begins with a description of peonies: "tumbled and heavy along/ a fence, fully exploded, nodding/ at the ground…" And it ends like this: "I wasn't sure/ our love would come again,/ and here I am, almost/ kissing the grass like that,/ bursting and rich, cracked/ all over like broken cake—/ makes you cry but still sweet."


I also submitted one of my own poems today to the mothering anthology Kelli Russell Agodon is putting together. (She blogs at Book of Kells.) I have been meaning to submit more this summer but it is always like pulling teeth for me. I can spend a lot of time writing and revising but sending them out there usually doesn't happen. I am getting off my butt now and taking the plunge. Anyone else?

The Poetry Friday roundup is at Mentor Texts today. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Jules said...

Wow. Thank you, 'cause I've never heard of that online magazine, and it looks great. And that poem excerpted there is wonderful. Thanks for the further reading.

Jules said...

Oh and congrats on submitting a poem!

Jules said...

Okay, just played around at Mamazine a bit --

How did I live without this before? This is great. I love finding smart sites like this for mamas. THANK YOU.

Sara said...

Mamazine...what a great name. It even sounds like poetry, doesn't it?

And I keep re-reading that excerpt: "and here I am, almost/ kissing the grass like that,/ bursting and rich, cracked/ all over like broken cake—"

Sara said...

And bravo for "taking the plunge" and submitting a poem!