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:
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)
Journals: ,
Alehouse Press
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Atlanta Review
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Blue Lyra Review
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California Quarterly
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Comstock Review
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Connecticut Review
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Mamazine
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Mudfish
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Pearl Magazine
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Puerto del Sol
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Seattle Review
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Sou'wester
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Spillway
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Tule Review
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Verse Daily
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.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
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Last update: Apr 23, 2019