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Wendy Mnookin gives us profound insight into a family trying to cope with drug addiction. This collection reads like the conversation a mother longs to have with her addicted child, to try and show that child the effect his addiction has on the family. Poems about the family in happier times are juxtaposed with stark writing that reveals the impact of her son’s addiction. Mnookin offers the universal plea of a mother with a troubled child-he is a good kid, smart, etc. - through poems about her s...more
Wendy Mnookin is the author of four books of poetry, The Moon Makes Its Own Plea, What He Took, To Get Here and Guenever Speaks. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship, Mnookin teaches at Emerson College and at Grub Street, a non-profit writing program in Boston. She has also taught at workshops around the country, including The Music of Words in Bend, Oregon, the Writers' Center in Chautauqua, New Yo...moreMore about Wendy Mnookin...