Today's poem is "It's Wednesday,"
from Today’s Special Dish

Sixteen Rivers Press

Nina Lindsay was born and raised in Oakland, California, and lives and works there today as a librarian at the Children's Room of the Oakland Public Library. She has published poems in many journals, including Shenandoah, Green Mountains Review, Northwest Review, RATTLE, POOL, and Gastronomica. Today’s Special Dish is her first book of poetry.

Other poems by Nina Lindsay in Verse Daily:
June 6, 2006:   "And came to the place where she recognized herself without fear" " Arriving, tired, forehead peaked, ribs bright. It was not in this..."

Books by Nina Lindsay: Today’s Special Dish

Other poems on the web by Nina Lindsay:

About Today’s Special Dish:

"I can’t remember when I’ve read a more delicious group of poems than Nina Lindsay’s Today’s Special Dish. This book is pure, stunning pleasure. The fragrances and sparks of flavor—endearing scenes and revelations—surprise with whimsy, turning and twisting on the tongue in hypnotic ways. I felt my whole palate perk up, like when you want to call all your friends and tell them about that fresh mango/sticky rice superlative dessert you just ate at the new Thai cafe. Meet me there! Read this book!"
—Naomi Shihab Nye

"These poems to me that daily life, when attended to, is full of unsought treasures. They remind me to to 'just taste' the bread and salt of my existence, and to find in that all the passion, beauty, and tragedy of a great symphony. Nina Lindsay's surprising shifts of phrase, her sure sense of timing, and her keen eye for the domestic details that make or break our everyday experience make this book a rich and savory meal."
—Alison Lutterman

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