Poet Cynthia Zarin reads some of her poems.
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.
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…
By Margaret Myers
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