Cynthia Zarin

  • April 1, 2013   BY Mike Melia  

    Cynthia Zarin is the author of four books of poetry — “The Swordfish Tooth” (1989); “Fire Lyric” (1993); and “The Watercourse” (2002); and “The Ada Poems” (2010) — and five books for children.
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  • February 12, 2009   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Poet Cynthia Zarin reads some of her poems.
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  • February 12, 2009   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Cynthia Zarin is the author of three books of poetry — “The Swordfish Tooth” (1989); “Fire Lyric” (1993); and “The Watercourse” (2002, Los Angeles Times Book Prize) — and five books for children.
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  • February 12, 2009   BY Margaret Myers 

    Poet and journalist Cynthia Zarin often writes poems inspired by news articles. In 1989, she came across a story about a handwritten transcript found in a shoebox. It recorded a case in which then-lawyer Abraham Lincoln successfully defended a man on trial for murder. The article inspired her to write “Of Lincoln.”
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