Nina Lindsay

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, author of You and Yours

Nina Lindsay



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.


Nina Lindsay Today’s Special Dish 2007


Publication date: 2007

Paperback / 96 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9767642-3-6

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Read Nina’s poem, “The Two Worlds,” in Blue Fifth Review.

Read Nina’s flash poem “Four years left on earth” in Mudlark.

Read Nina’s poems posted online October 17, 2011 in BLIP magazine.

Read about Nina Lindsay and Helen Wickes in the April 20, 2007 issue of the Contra Costa Times.