Author Archives: nancohen
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.”
A role, not a permanent appointment. New short essay, “On Mentors,” in Amsterdam Quarterly 31.
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
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.
A poem about something that we don’t talk about publicly very much. “Notes on Perimenopause” (December 8, 2020)
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).
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
A poem about staying “safer at home” during the pandemic: “Shelter” in ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action.
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