This workshop will focus on poems about mothers and how they pass on knowledge (and sometimes trauma) to their children. How does poetry in particular offer insight into what we learn from our mothers and other maternal figures, how we learn it, and how it impacts the rest of our lives? Also, how does this subject matter shape the poems that tackle it? In this workshop, we will examine three different poetic forms: one prose poem, one performed piece, and a final, (slightly) more traditional piece, discussing how each writer approaches the subject matter through both language and form. Then we'll create and share our own poems.