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Read the work of fiction authors—many of whom are featured in 92Y’s Reading Series, then share your response and deepen your understanding of the novel at these stimulating book discussions.

Authors may include Aleksandar Hemon, Richard Ford and Jamaica Kincaid. Class price includes a ticket to see two featured authors at 92nd Street Y. Times and dates of these events will be discussed during the first class session.


Brief Bio

Cynthia Cruz is a contemporary American poet. Her first collection of poems, Ruin, was published by Alice James Books in 2006, and reviewed by The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Library Journal and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published in October 2012 by Four Way Books and has, thus far, been reviewed by Publishers Weekly and Frieze Magazine. She has published poems in numerous literary journals and magazines including The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Boston Review, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, and others and in anthologies including Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books (forthcoming), Beyond the Field: New Latino Writing (forthcoming), Isn't it Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger Poets (Wave Books, 2004) and The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries, edited by the late poet Reginald Shepherd (University of Iowa Press, 2004).

She currently teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She has also taught at the Juilliard School, Fordham University, Eugene Lang College and Westchester Community College. She has receieved fellowships from Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony, and was the Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton University for the year 2010-2011. Cruz grew up in northern California and currently lives in Brooklyn.

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