This poem, published in the Fall 2016 issue of Cimarron Review, draws heavily from my time working at the South Carolina Botanical Garden while I was a student at Clemson University in “my youth.” 🙂
Super excited to have poem in the Indiana Bicentennial edition of “So It Goes,” the literary journal produced by the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. I was also pleased that I was able to read this poem at the 2016 ‘Vonnegutfest,’ as I am a huge Vonnegut fan!! This poem draws from my long, illustrious history…
So grateful to Dunes Review for publishing two of my poems in their 20th Anniversary Issue! http://www.brilliant-books.net/product/dunes-review-vol-202-fall-2016
Writing this poem was important to me in wrestling with the perfect image of the feminine (Mother Mary) that I grew up with in the Catholic Church and making sense of and accepting my own life choices as a woman. https://thefemlitmagazine.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/getting-mary-out-of-the-way-by-natalie-solmer/
Split This Rock-Blog This Rock-Poems That Speak Out Against Violence This is a poem I wrote in response the killings of Philando, Alton, and others and this poem also addresses how I have spoken to my oldest son about police brutality. http://blogthisrock.blogspot.com/2016/07/poems-that-speak-out-against-violence_79.html?spref=fb
Tinderbox Poetry Journal 3.1 http://www.tinderboxpoetry.com/night-in-jamaica A poem about visiting Jamaica with my baby father, who is from there.
Tinderbox Poetry Journal Vol 3.1 http://www.tinderboxpoetry.com/the-smallest-apartment A poem I wrote about relationship, conception, poverty, etc…
Willow Springs. 77, Spring 2016. Willow Springs 77 Above is a link to purchase the issue of Willow Springs that I was published in. I was SO thrilled that they published this poem of mine that explores mothering small children, and I was especially excited to be published right next to super talented poet, Paige…
Mothers Always Write, October 2015 Click on the link below to read a poem I wrote about extreme exhaustion and mothering– Kneeling in Water Drops
Punchnel’s, July 2014 Two Poems by Natalie Solmer The above links to two poems: one about my career as a grocery store florist and the other having to do with relationship and heartbreak.