The Literary Magazine of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
Author: Carolyn Jack
Carolyn Jack enjoyed a career as an arts journalist, media entrepreneur and communications consultant before earning her MFA in fiction from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2016. In addition to the 2006 Mensa Press Award for Writing on Human Intelligence, as well as first-place criticism and reporting prizes from the Florida and Cleveland (Ohio) press clubs and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, Jack has received a Pushcart Prize nomination from Great Lakes Review and won The Westchester Review’s 2016 Short Fiction Contest. Her other creative work includes the lyrics and vocals for Ohio indie band Karmic Dogma’s 2008 album, “Insomniacs in the Bed of Faith”; a short film, “Wall of Fame,” that opened the 2009 Ohio Independent Film Festival; stage works including “The Moon Plays,” produced at Florida Repertory Theatre, and “Critical Moments” and “Kronos,” presented in workshop productions at Cleveland Public Theatre; and a decade of performances and recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, including the Grammy-winning “Symphonie Fantastique / Tristia,” with the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Pierre Boulez.