Author Archives: nancohen

“On Merrion Street”

I drafted this poem a few days after meeting up with Eavan Boland for a happy lunch and walk in Dublin between Christmas and New Year’s 2018, and revised it over the next year or so. It felt elegiac then. … Continue reading

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“Shelter”

A poem about staying “safer at home” during the pandemic: “Shelter” in ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action.

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The Arkansas International, #8

The Spring 2020 issue of the Arkansas International will be online for a month. It includes some beautiful work, including translations of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian by Ahmad Nadalizadeh and Idra Novey from the forthcoming collection Lean Against This Late Hour (Penguin … Continue reading

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“Thirty-Year Friendship”

“Thirty-Year Friendship” is the third poem I’ve published so far from my third-book manuscript, which I’ve been working on for several years. It appeared this month in SWWIM Every Day, a thoughtfully and deftly curated (if I do say so … Continue reading

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“Yes and No”

I published two poems in 2018, “Yes and No” in Ploughshares (not currently available online) and this poem, “A Liking for Clocks,” in Poetry Ireland Review.  These are the first two poems I’ve published from the manuscript I’m working on now, and it was … Continue reading

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Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC

I’m reading at Malaprop’s on Sunday, July 8, in the Poetrio series with Chris Abbate and Jennie Boyd Bull.  (That link is a great place to purchase books and support an independent bookstore.  They also have some unique book-lovers’ merchandise.)

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“Among writers…the question is not who influences you, but which people give you courage.”

That quotation is from Hilary Mantel’s Paris Review interview, and I quote it in this interview with Bree Tadish from the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.  Three more weeks until winter classes start!  Here’s one question and answer: What do you hope your … Continue reading

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UCLA Extension Workshop, Winter 2018

I’m offering a Poetry I workshop through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program in Winter Quarter 2018.  This is the first poetry workshop UCLA Extension is offering at their new Woodland Hills (Warner Center) location, which is making their course offerings … Continue reading

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Fourth Sundays at the Claremont Library, October 22

I’m really looking forward to this! As you can probably tell, Carol V. Davis and I have a few things in common.  It wasn’t deliberately planned to have two poets of Russian Jewish ancestry reading on the same afternoon, but … Continue reading

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Slouching toward “Jeopardy!”: a footnote. Also, first poetry readings of the fall!

The Teachers Tournament is in reruns right now–last week was the quarterfinals, and this week we have three days of semifinals and then the two-day final.  So I’ll wait to finish this account until the reruns are over. Two events … Continue reading

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