Five Poems by Nina Lindsay

Five lovely poems by Nina Lindsay are here: Mudlark Poster No. 77 (2008).  Nina was my Newbery chair, but is also a very accomplished poet.  Her first collection was Today’s Special Dish, published in 2007 by Sixteen Rivers Press. Recent poems of hers have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Columbia Poetry Journal, Fence, Shenandoah, and Northwest Review. She was a recipient of a 2007 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize.


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5 responses to “Five Poems by Nina Lindsay

  1. I had no idea Nina was a poet, on top of all her other amazing accomplishments! Thanks for the post. And thanks for participating in Poetry Friday at PoetryforChildren this Halloween! Stop by any time…


  2. I love that haiku about the oarsman! And what a strange, beautiful poem, the “mistranslation” titled “This afternoon I folded the clothes.” I’d lwonder in what sense this was mistranslated, which is such an intriguing idea. My students usually get a poem from me in a language they don’t understand and are asked to translate it PURELY by sound – it’s an experiment in tone, in sound over sense. I wonder if that was done here?


  3. Nina

    Monica…thanks for outing me. Julie: this is a variation on the “mistranslation” exercise that you describe; it’s a visual mistranslation, rather than an aural one. So I’m trying to describe what I see imagistically in the Chinese characters. I got the exercise from a poet/teacher/friend Terry Ehret.


  4. megan

    Monica, Nina,

    These are beautiful. Thank you.


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