Scripps Magazine Spring 2019



July 12, 2019

Lin Nelson Benedek ’71

When a Peacock Speaks to You in a Dream

When a peacock—the symbol  of spiritual awakening—speaks to you in a dream, listen up! In this collection of poetry, Jungian imagery, impossible longing, and Rousseau’s lush jungle fantasies are juxtaposed with harsh reality: the absent father, the out-of-her-depth mom, and their inevitable divorce.

Published by Kelsay Books, 
September 22, 2018

Lynne Thompson ’72 (Featuring cover art by 
Alison Saar ’78)


Thompson’s most recent volume of poetry takes inspiration from the American immigrant story and, in the words of one reviewer, 
“the buttressing and fortifying of the dream with all of its inglorious and joyous plots and twists.”

Published by Marsh Hawk Press, 
February 7, 2019

Alice Finch ’96

The LEGO Architecture Idea Book

These clever LEGO-building tips will give you endless inspiration for making your own amazing mansions, castles, houses, spooky shacks, and more.

Published by No Starch Press, 
September 25, 2018

Jessica Lanan ’06

The Fisherman and the Whale

A fisherman takes his son for a trip out on the water. When they encounter a whale entangled at sea, they realize a connection that transcends the animal kingdom.

Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 
May 14, 2019

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