APP ambassador Laura Dockrill edits special edition of Mum Poet Club zine

Front over image from the Mum Poet Club ZinePre-orders of issue 5 of the Mum Poet Club zine, guest edited by our brilliant and incredibly inspiring ambassador, Laura Dockrill, are now open!

The Mum Poet Club, which publishes a regular zine, is a supportive writing group for parents who write poetry.

"And How Is Mum" is Issue 5 of the Mum Poet Club zine and features beautiful illustrated poems on the theme of identity in motherhood. It will be published on 19 November 2021.

These poems will make you cry, bring you comfort and bring you hope.

Each poem has been personally selected by our ambassador, 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.”

The zine has been made in collaboration with APP and all profits made from this issue will be donated to us to support our ongoing work.

This zine is made with love by the Mum Poem Press and features a beautiful gold foiled cover by Mum Poem Press favourite Ellamae Statham.

Please click here to pre-order your copy

 Watch this short film from Laura Dockrill about "And How Is Mum".