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(m)othersongs - Sarah Doyle - published by V. PressMy new pamphlet, (m)othersongs, was published by V. Press in September 2023, and I am delighted to share the cover here. Following a loose seasonal trajectory from one metaphorical autumn to the next, the short collection uses natural-world imagery – such as plants/trees/seeds, birds, water, and weather – to explore themes that draw on the parenthesised ‘m’ of the title: meteorology, menstruation, endometriosis, matriarchs, matrimony, milk, mammaries, mortality, myth, the feminised moon, menopause, and non-motherhood.


I’m grateful to my publisher Sarah James for her imaginative and sensitive treatment of the book, and to Polly Atkin and Wendy Pratt – two poets I admire enormously – for their generous endorsements. A sample poem, endorsements, and ordering information can be found at the link below.




This follows the success of Something so wild and new in this feeling, which was published by V. Press in 2021. The pamphlet was very positively reviewed, drew a Special Mention in the Saboteur Awards, and went to a third print run. It has sold out, but I have a few personal copies remaining, and people are welcome to get in touch with me via my Contact page in order to obtain a signed copy. Further information about Something so wild… can be found at the V. Press website, along with a sample poem, endorsements from Gregory Leadbetter and Carrie Etter, and links to reviews: