ARKO: The Dark Union, U.W. Leo

Middle Grade

A group of tweens unearth the most significant discovery in world history, designed to save the human species…from itself. Ariel Hyden and his friends accompany their parents, some of the world’s top scientists, on a trip to the Yucatán where Dr. Hyden is conducting research for the Mexican government. On the kids’ exploration of nearby … Read more

Sparks and Disperses, Cathleen Cohen

Poetry & Essay

The poems in Cathleen Cohen’s Sparks and Disperses reckon with contemporary life through the perspective of visual artists. Drawing on an ancient Kabbalistic myth of the “shattering of vessels,” Cohen explores issues of fracture, healing, and creation; the challenges of poverty, isolation, and the pandemic; and how we can find meaning and joy through artmaking. … Read more