Wendy Mnookin's Writings
Salon Magazine, "Mothers Who Think"
Seth sits in the back of the car, crying quietly. My husband and I have just told him we will not pay his rent. He will not get out of the car. Having refused the rent money, we are unable to draw one more boundary: Neither of us tells him to get out of the car.
Harvard Review, # 35
Choking on a hard candy when she was two, my sister, my childhood ally, turned blue and waved her hands frantically, trying to funnel in air. My stepfather grabbed her by her ankles with one huge hand, so she jerked off the floor and hung there, trembling over her fate. He raised his other hand and whacked her between her shoulders while she twisted...
Wendy Mnookin is a poet living in Newton, Massachusetts. Her most recent book is The Moon Makes Its Own Plea, published by BOA Editions in 2008. Her other books are What He Took, To Get Here and Guenever Speaks. Her poetry has been published in anthologies,...