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She Holds a Cosmos: Poems on Motherhood

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Illustrated by Karolin Schnoor. Foreword by Kimiko Hahn

A petite, beautifully packaged collection of poems about motherhood, this is the perfect gift for mothers of all ages.

This beautifully illustrated, empowering collection features more than 25 poignant poems about the incredible experience of being a mother. Filled with inspiring and moving poetry exploring motherhood in all its dimensions-from pregnancy and birth to the countless joys, struggles, and hilarious moments that come with raising children--this book is a perfect gift for mothers at every stage, whether they're expecting or empty nesting. Presented in a petite, eye-catching package with contemporary illustrations throughout, this is a lovely, arresting tribute to the life-altering journey of motherhood.

  • Whether you're attending a friend's baby shower or you're looking for something for your own mother on Mother's Day, this petite, affordable, and charmingly packaged celebration of motherhood is just the thing.
  • Featuring young, contemporary voices beside beloved, time-tested poets, this pretty, slim volume will appeal to poetry lovers and mothers of all ages.
  • CELEBRATES DIVERSE VOICES: The range of poets included in this collection is wide and diverse. With poems by up-and-comers, classic poets, women, and men, of all ages and ethnicities, this book captures a broad, representative spectrum of the experience of motherhood.

Karolin Schnoor is a German freelance illustrator and designer based in London.

Kimiko Hahn, who wrote the foreword and whose poem Foreign Body is included in this collection, is a Japanese-American poet and educator. She is the author of eight chapbooks and ten books of poetry, including Earshot, which received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, among other honors. She is currently a professor at the Queens College MFA program.

Hardcover

Pages: 96

Published: 2021

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