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“Shifting Ground” and Hopeful Seasons in Wendy Mnookin’s Dinner with Emerson, and a Call for Submissions About Gender Inequality

By Rebecca Hart Olander   

Wendy Mnookin’s fifth collection, Dinner with Emerson, is organized according to the four seasons. It begins with spring and runs through the year, followed by a fifth section, “Another Spring,” that features poems in a season that stretch beyond “Winter.” There is a sense of the ongoing about these poems, that life marches on, that we learn to turn the page, and that despite whatever we are slogging through, there will be another season.

It Takes as Long as it Takes: On Waiting

It Takes as Long as it Takes: On Waiting

By Amy Yelin   

Once upon a time, when I was a young twenty-something server at a restaurant just outside of Boston, my manager called me into his office. “Amy,” he said solemnly. “I need to tell you something. You’re not the stronger waiter.” “Um, I’m not a waiter,” I corrected him. “I’m a waitress.” Looking back, however, if… Read more »