Author Archives: nancohen

“Prothalamion in a Pandemic” and “Antenna” in Electric Literature’s The Commuter

One poem about a (twice-)postponed wedding, and one about–well, longing, and loss, and the strange fascination of a telescoping antenna like the one on a boombox or kitchen radio: “Prothalamion in a Pandemic” and “Antenna.”

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“On Mentors” in Amsterdam Quarterly

A role, not a permanent appointment. New short essay, “On Mentors,” in Amsterdam Quarterly 31.

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“Shore Elements” in The Cortland Review

After many years of living in California, I finally wrote a poem about the beach, and am very happy to have it appear (with audio) in issue 87 of The Cortland Review. (I remember when, years and years ago, TCR … Continue reading

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“The Word ‘I'” in the Inflectionist Review

Another “thousand-year-old word poem,” in the Inflectionist Review: “The Word ‘I’”. The image is a detail the cover image by featured artist Poppy Dully.

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“Notes on Perimenopause” in the Journal of the American Medical Association

A poem about something that we don’t talk about publicly very much. “Notes on Perimenopause” (December 8, 2020)

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“A Sense of Location and an Act of Leave-Taking: Remembering Eavan Boland” in Poetry Northwest

A Sense of Location and an Act of Leave-Taking I also have two poems in the Summer/Fall issue of Poetry Northwest, “In the Botanical Garden” and “Love” (which is another thousand-year-old word poem).

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“On Merrion Street” in the Los Angeles Review

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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