Screenshot of Allegra Brucker's Poems for my mother video

Leggy Brucker- Poems for my mother

March 8, 2024
by Veronica Martinez

Poems for my mother by postcard poet Allegra Brucker

Poetry Postcard Festival veteran Allegra Brucker shared this beautiful video Poems for my mother, a piece made by transforming an old board book with gelli printed papers and their poems. Watch and listen below as they share their amazing poetry and breathtaking art. Thank you, Leggy!


  1. Teri

    Really poignant Leggy. Mom’s are a real part of our hearts. I love that part that said you could find your way home by the sound of her laughter.

  2. Ina

    Truly gorgeous. Wow.

  3. Ina

    Truly gorgeous work.

  4. Allegra Brucker

    Thanks Terry and Ina. I am so privileged to have an amazing writer artist mother who has been a driving force in my creative inspiration! Just today she traveled to Taos New Mexico for a writing retreat with Natalie Goldberg, I grew up with my mom sharing Natelie’s book writing down the bones with me. Last year I saw Natalie was teaching an online class and shared it with my mom, she took the class amidst caring for my dad who is in the late stages of a neurological degenerative disease, and it led to to where she is now. My mom wrote in her journal every morning all throughout my childhood, she has been a beacon for prioritizing the creative process. I’m so proud to be her daughter!

  5. joanne rowley

    A beautiful and heartfelt work to honor your mother. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Daniel Lloyd Smith

    Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for this sacred offering.

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