Nan Cohen

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Nancy Eve Cohen (born 1968 Chicago) is an American poet and poetry director of the Napa Valley Writers' Conference.

Life[edit]

She was raised in Reisterstown, Maryland, and graduated from Yale University and the University of California, Los Angeles.[1]

Her first book of poems, Rope Bridge, was published by Cherry Grove in 2005.

Cohen's poems have appeared in Tikkun, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, The Prentice-Hall Anthology of Women's Literature,[2] Ploughshares[3] Prairie Schooner, Western Humanities Review, Nimrod, The San Francisco Review, Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review, Hayden's Ferry Review,[1] and other magazines and anthologies.

Cohen has taught literature and creative writing at Viewpoint High School, community college, and university levels, and at the Stanford Medical School.[1] She currently teaches poetry in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. She lives with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles.

Awards[edit]

Her awards and honors include a 2003 NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award.[3] She also has received a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship in poetry at Stanford University.[2]

Works[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1] Web page titled "Nan Cohen", accessed November 19, 2006
  2. ^ a b [2] National Endowment of the Arts Web site, Web page titled "Writer's Corner", accessed November 19, 2006
  3. ^ a b [3] Web site for Ploughshares, Web page titled "Authors and articles ... Nan Cohen", Web page last updated "09/08/06", accessed November 19, 2006

External links[edit]

Ploughshares[dead link][edit]

  • [5] "Abraham and Isaac I"
  • [6] "Abraham and Isaac: II"