Author Archives: David Mook

A Tale of Two Beggars

A Tale of Two Beggars It is the best of times; it is the worst of times. Insiders set their tables with only the finest china, and fat cat donors come to plunk down checks, thirty-five thousand dollars for a … Continue reading

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About the author

David Mook’s first book of poems, EACH LEAF, includes poems written by his daughter Sarah, as well as an essay, “Fishing,” recognized as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays, 2000. Awards include Second Prize in The 2005 Allen … Continue reading

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Excerpt from the introduction

Excerpt from Introduction: Why? Why would anyone in their right mind, more accurately, why did I choose to write about racism, poverty, and violence? … all indisputable facts of life and death in America. Before I wrestle with why I … Continue reading

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