Nan Cohen

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


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.


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]



  1. ^ a b c [1] Web page titled "Nan Cohen", accessed November 19, 2006 Archived November 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  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

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