Susan Cohen

Poet

N/A
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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Why to These Rocks: 50 Years of Poetry from the Community of Writers (Heyday Books, 2021)
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California Fire & Water (Story Street Press, 2020)
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Atlanta Review 25th Anniversary Anthology (Atlanta Review, 2019)
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America, We Call Your Name (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2018)
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Fire & Rain; Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018)
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Lascaux Prize Anthology (Lascaux Review, 2018)
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Aeolian Harp Vol. 1 (Glass Lyre Press, 2016)
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Dark As A Hazel Eye (Ragged Sky Press, 2016)
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{Ex}tinguished and {Ex}tinct (Twelve Winters Press, 2014)
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Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (Bloomsbury USA, 2013)
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Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2012)
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Dogs Singing (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010)
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Mamas and Papas (City Works Press, 2010)
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology (, 2010)
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology (, 2009)
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology (, 2008)
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology (, 2007)
Books:
A Different Wakeful Animal (Red Dragonfly Press, 2016)
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Throat Singing (Cherry Grove Collections, 2012)
Chapbooks:
Finding the Sweet Spot (Finishing Line Press, 2009)
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Backstroking (Unfinished Monument Press, 2005)
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; David-Martinson Meadowhawk Prize, Red Dragonfly Press; Joy Harjo Prize (Second Place); Terrain.org 11th Annual Poetry Prize, Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. Finalist May Swenson Award,Richard Snyder Prize, Blue Lynx Prize, Philip Levine Prize, Word Works Washington Prize, Two Sylvias Wilder Series Book Prize.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
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Last update: Nov 09, 2021