What He Took (American Poets Continuum #71) (Paperback)

By Wendy Mnookin

BOA Editions, 9781929918195, 95pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2002

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Description

Beginning with an auto accident that occurred during a family outing that took the life of Ms. Mnookin's father, the ensuing poems track the effect of that tragedy and loss, as the family heals from disaster, as the child grows up in a household with a stepfather and makes her uneasy way into adulthood, all under the shadow of a psychic uneasiness born of loss and impermanence.

Wendy Mnookin's poetry has received awards from journals including The Comstock Review, Kansas Quarterly and New Millennium Writings. She was a 1999 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She teaches poetry in Boston.

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About the Author

Mnookin's work has been published in numerous journals, including The Greensboro Review, Harvard Review, and, Prairie Schooner. Anthology publications include Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation, Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge: Poems about Marriage, and Urban Nature: Poems about Wildlife in the City. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and teaches writing workshops.