Song of My Postpartum Self: A Letter to Walt Whitman

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
An open letter to the poet from a new mother.

Mommie Dearest: 9 of the Most Memorable Mothers in Literature

Column by Annie Neugebauer
There are few relationships in life as complex, powerful, and dynamic as the mother-child relationship. Here are literature's 9 most memorable mamas.

10 Mothers of Famous Authors

Column by Christopher Shultz May 6, 2016
In celebration of Mother's Day, let's take a look at some influential mamas.

7 Starter Ideas For Your Mother-Daughter Book Club

Column by Christine J. Schmidt
This year, the best Mother's Day gift is two copies of the same book!

4 Great Literary Moms

Column by Ed Sikov May 7, 2015
A brief survey of that peculiar and rare literary character: the good mother.

LURID: Oooh Mama! Top 10 Bad Mother Figures

Column by Karina Wilson May 10, 2013
Your Mom is lovely. Buy her some flowers. Meanwhile, Lurid takes a look at the not-so-lovely Moms who smash the maternal mold.