This reminds me a little of The Big Bang Theory. I don't how I mean this but it made me think of the TV show maybe because its funny. It's a sad story about a girl whose mother is kinda nuts. I really enjoyed it.
I enjoyed the poems, but I'm not sure I like the writer's explanation about each poem. On one hand it give us context to the poems. However, and it could be because I'm old school when it comes to poetry, but I think this tells me how to interpret the poems. However, as I said, they're good. I suggest reading them first, thinking about them, then reading what the author has to say.