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.
“Natalie Solmer’s “Hammock” uses concrete language in such combinations to create the kind of poetic imagery that is hard felt: “I churned with bad moon // while summer ate / its yellow-green.” http://www.newpages.com/item/4163-dunes-review-2013-10