Author Archives: nancohen

New poems in Terrain.org and The Night Heron Barks

Just catching up on some recently published poems. It’s my first appearance in both of these outlets, and I’m really delighted by both of them, having admired each for a long time: “Meteor Crater,” “Cabin,” and “Feel” in Terrain.org. This … Continue reading

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“Overheard: ‘We are all God’s poems'”

Written in response to an anthology prompt, this poem appears on the first day of National Poetry Month in EcoTheo Review: “Overheard: ‘We are all God’s poems’”

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Essay on the new translation of Bambi, in Electric Literature

Jack Zipes’s new translation, which came out this week, emphasizes Felix Salten’s 1923 novel’s evocation of the plight of European Jews. (The Nazis banned the novel in 1936 as a “political allegory.”) I was fascinated to reread the novel through … Continue reading

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Thousand-Year-Old-Words

My chapbook Thousand-Year-Old Words is out now from Glass Lyre Press. You can order it from their website, from Bookshop.org, or obtain a signed copy by sending me a message using the Contact link above.

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“To Feel Something That Was Not Of Our World” in The Curator

An essay about Nina Katchadourian’s extraordinary exhibition To Feel Something That Was Not Of Our World.

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“The Partitive Case” in DMQ Review

This amazing image by Margeaux Walter accompanies “The Partitive Case” in the prose poem issue of DMQ Review.

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“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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