Cynthia Zarin is a Senior Lecturer in English at Yale College and a Visiting Lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Orbit (2017), as well as five books for children and a collection of essays, An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History (2013). Honors and awards include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the New York Women’s Press Award for Writing on the Arts. She is a longtime contributor to the New Yorker, where she currently writes about books and theater, as well as the New York Times, Architectural Digest, the Paris Review, and other publications. She is Resident Writer for the New York based dance company BalletCollective.