Susan Cohen

Berkeley, CA

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

A Different Wakeful Animal
(Red Dragonfly Press, 2016)
, Throat Singing
(Cherry Grove Collections, 2012)
Aeolian Harp Vol. 1
(Glass Lyre Press, 2016)
, Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
(Bloomsbury USA, 2013)
, Dark As A Hazel Eye
(Ragged Sky Press, 2016)
, Dogs Singing
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010)
, Lascaux Prize Anthology
(The Lascaux Review, 2018)
, Mamas and Papas
(City Works Press, 2010)
, Marin Poetry Center Anthology
, Marin Poetry Center Anthology
, Marin Poetry Center Anthology
, Marin Poetry Center Anthology
, Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down
(Scarlet Tanager Books, 2012)
, {Ex}tinguished and {Ex}tinct
(Twelve Winters Press, 2014)
Able Muse, Alehouse Press,, Atlanta Review, Blue Lyra Review, California Quarterly, Calyx Journal, Canary, Comstock Review, Connecticut Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Ekphrasis, Gargoyle Magazine, Greensboro Review, Harpur Palate, Hunger Mountain, Literal Latte, Mamazine, Mudfish, New Millennium Writings, Nimrod, Oberon, Passager, Pearl Magazine, Pif, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Poetry International, Puerto del Sol, Redactions, 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
(Unfinished Monument Press, 2005)
, Finding the Sweet Spot
(Finishing Line Press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
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.Finalist May Swenson Award,Richard Snyder Prize, Blue Lynx Prize, Philip Levine Prize.

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Last updated: Apr 26, 2016