Cynthia Zarin was born in New York City and educated at Harvard and Columbia. She is the author of three previous books of poetryThe Watercourse, Fire Lyric, and The Swordfish Toothand several books for children. She is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and winner of the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, she teaches at Yale and lives in New York City.
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