Cynthia Zarin

Senior Lecturer in English, Writing Concentration Coordinator, Creative Writing

Address: LC 415
Phone: 203-432-6895
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Cynthia Zarin is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Ada Poems (2010) five books for children, and most recently, a collection of essays An Enlarged Heart: A  Personal History (2013).  Her honors and awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Award in Literature, the Peter B. Lavan Award, an Ingram Merrill Award for Poetry, The Los Angelels Times Book Award for Poetry (for The Watercourse) a Roger P. Lippincott Award for Consumer Reporting, the  New York Women's Press Award for Writing on the Arts, the Georgia Book Award for Writing for Children, and a Parent's Choice Award for Children's Literature. A longtime contributor to The New Yorker, as well as The New York Times and other publications, she is also a former contributing editor for Gourmet Magazine.   Cynthia Zarin is  an Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Resident Writer for BalletCollective;  a new ballet based on her poem, The Impulse Wants Company premiered at the Joyce Theater in 2013.   

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES: Reading and Writing the Modern Essay