Cynthia Zarin reads from her new poetry collection Next Day

Beginning with several dozen new poems that have appeared in The New Yorker, among other publications, this volume is a tour through Zarin's five exquisitely made collections, beginning with The Swordfish Tooth, published in 1989. Zarin, a poet in the line of Elizabeth Bishop, allows the reader to experience human truths through a poem's shape and music,[read more...]

Carolyn Jack launches hew debut novel The Changing of Keys

With his father dead, a gifted, fourteen-year-old pianist finds himself sent away from his Caribbean home against his will, to study classical music in the U.S. with a family friend he's never met. His first angry, frightened step away from the controlling mother he's never been able to reach becomes a sharp break with her[read more...]