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MotherSongs: Poems for, by, and about Mothers

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The editors have included traditional ballads about maternity and courtly elegies for or by mothers as well as landmark nineteenth-century tributes to mothers and early twentieth-century meditations on motherhood.

MotherSongs opens with poems about pregnancy, labor, delivery, and nursing and moves to poems about women raising children, delighting in their growth, or mournin
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 17th 1995 by W. W. Norton Company
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Stacy
Aug 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I've been reading poems aloud to my baby while breastfeeding. Poetry about motherhood seemed appropriate. This book has some memorable poems. Possibly too memorable. Warning: do not read Jane Shore's poem Solomon's Sword, in which a mother tries to breastfeed her dead infant while you are actually breastfeeding your baby, unless you WANT nightmares.
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I picked this up because I wanted to read poetry related to motherhood in honor of Mother's Day. I had no idea there were so many poems out there on the topic of motherhood. I enjoyed reading these works.
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Sep 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I read tihs book during my pregnancy. One poem a day. It was a perfect fit.
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Sandra M. Gilbert is the author of numerous volumes of criticism and poetry, as well as a memoir. She is coeditor (with Susan Gubar) of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. A Distinguished Professor of English emerita at the University of California, Davis, she lives in Berkeley, California.
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