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Susan Cohen

Author's Bio

I've been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, columnist,and book reviewer. I've been a contributing writer to the Washington Post Magazine, a faculty member of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism,and winner of the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Award. In 2009, I co-authored "Normal at Any Cost: Tall Girls, Short Boys, and the Medical Industry's Quest to Manipulate Height" (Tarcher/Penguin) with a book award from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. But since I returned to my first love, poetry, about ten years ago while on a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University, poems are what I've most enjoyed reading and writing. Soon, I hope poetry is all the news I need.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Throat Singing (Cherry Grove Collections, 2012)
Chapbooks:
Finding the Sweet Spot (Finishing Line Press, 2009), Backstroking (Unfinished Monument Press, 2005)
Anthologies:
{Ex}tinguished and {Ex}tinct (Twelve Winters Press, 2014), Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (Bloomsbury USA, 2013), Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2012), Dogs Singing (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010), Mamas and Papas (City Works Press, 2010)
Journals:
Able Muse, Alehouse Press, anderbo.com, Atlanta Review, Blue Lyra Review, California Quarterly, Calyx Journal, Canary, Comstock Review, Connecticut Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Ekphrasis, Greensboro Review, Harpur Palate, Hunger Mountain, Literal Latte, Mamazine, New Millennium Writings, Nimrod, Oberon, Passager, Pearl Magazine, Pif, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Poetry International, Puerto del Sol, River Styx, Salamander, Seattle Review, Sou'wester, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Poetry Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spillway, Tar River Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review, Tule Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily
Prizes:
Anderbo Poetry Prize; Atlanta Review International Publication Prize 2011,2012,2013,2014; Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest (honorable mention);Harpur Palate Milton Kessler Memorial Prize in Poetry;Literal Latte Poetry Prize; Rita Dove Poetry Award: River Styx International Poetry Contest (Honorable Mention): Acorn-Rukeyser Chapbook Award; New Millennium Writings Best Poem Award; Pushcart Prize nomination.

Susan Cohen Resume

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Listing last updated: October 31, 2014

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Gives readings?
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Travels for readings?
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