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Dinner with Emerson was published in 2016. You can order a copy from the publisher, Tiger Bark Press, from Amazon, or from your favorite independent bookstore.

Dinner with Emerson received a "Poetry Must Read" Award (2016) from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. 

Garrison Keillor read poems from Dinner with Emerson on The Writer's Almanac: "The Public Garden," April 1, 2017; and "Favorite Uncle, " August 19, 2016.

"Early Storm," which appeared in The Delmarva Review, and "Russian Novel," which appeared in Solstice, were nominated for inclusion in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.

Selected Past Events


Panel on Motherhood
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Saturday, May 6th
with Anna Ross, Jennifer Barber, and Chloe Garcia-Roberts

Friday, February 3rd at 7 pm
Dire Literary Series
The Out of the Blue Gallery Too
541 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA


Monday, March 21st
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road, Newton, MA

AWP Conference, Los Angeles
Friday, April 1st
Tiger Bark Press booth

Wednesday, April 13th
for the Reading Library
at Tin Bucket
12 Woburn Street, Reading, MA

Monday, April 25th
Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA

Sunday, May 1st at 5:00 pm (doors open at 4:30)
Writers Read NYC:
with Helen Benedict, Joel Hinman, Stephen O'Connor, and Ross White
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard Street, New York, NY

Monday, October 17th at 7 pm
Trident Booksellers
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA
with Ellen Steinbaum, Donald Vincent, and Andrew Peterson


Mnookin's poems are included in two new anthologies, Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon, and The Well-Versed Parent: Poetic Prescriptions for Parenthood. Thanks to Peter Anderson and Rick Kempa for the their editorial work (and perseverance) on the Canyon book, and to Jane Hunter for the parenting poems.