Mueller, Joanna

Mueller, Joanna (c) Katarzyna Szweda

Joanna Mueller, born 1979 in Piła, Poland, lives in Warsaw, is a poet, essayist and editor. She has published several volumes of poetry, most recently “intima thule” (2015), as well as collections of essays on contemporary Polish poetry, feminism, literature and motherhood, and co-edits anthologies of contemporary poetry. She also writes texts for children. A selection of her texts appeared in German in the bilingual volume “Mistyczne masthewy / Mystische musthaves” (translated by Karolina Golimowska & Dagmara Kraus, hochroth Verlag 2016).

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„…grammatickt mamal aus…“

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“How much poetic furor has been suffocated by the stench of diapers, quite literally in the muck, without even making it to the trash?” asks poet Dagmara Kraus in her polemic essay on poetry and motherhood. Other poets writing about motherhood found collectives, understandably called “CARE RAGE.”

Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Tjawangwa Dema, Athena Farrokhzad, Joanna Mueller, and Alice Notley write about motherhood, mother figures, pregnancy and childbirth, miscarriage, and abortion. In their poems, they seek a language to describe existential questions of motherhood and its archetypes.


Olsen, Ursula AndkjærDema, TjawangwaFarrokhzad, AthenaMueller, JoannaNotley, Alice