From Albany Park • By Joseph Kaplan • Book design by Cindy Seip

About the book: From Albany Park is a collection of poems written over many years, covering different periods of life. The poems confront memories, trying to make sense of them, while also acknowledging the present, in all it’s joy and uncertainty.

Growing up in a northside neighborhood know as Albany Park, Joseph believed in language, and he offered creative ways to educate in understanding the power of this gift.

His love of language was evident in his commitment to helping make the world a more inhabitable place. Where all men and women are offered an education, humane working conditions, fair pay and the opportunity for higher education.

About book designer Cindy Seip: Born with a crayon in one hand and camera in the other, Cindy Seip has never ventured far from her creative instincts. Through the years, her creative side took hair pin turns, but always finished with a checkered flag.

As an “A+” student in art, it was her 12th grade art teacher, Mr. Popovitch, that set her on a professional course in design introducing her to the Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute. There, she would earn her degree in Advertising Design.

She began her career at the Miami Herald Tropic Magazine and later started her own design + underwater portrait photography business.

 Over the years Seip has amassed an impressive client list with some high profile names like, Sony, Nasdaq, Ericsson, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AvMed, Miami International Book Fair, Breakthrough Miami and many more. Her accolades reflect her keen eye for design.

Seip resides in sunny Miami with her husband, Miami Herald Photojournalist, Al Diaz, two great kids and a cute Wheaten Terrier named Amanda Bubbles.