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Andrea Cohen & Maggie Dietz
May 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Andrea Cohen’s collections include Unfathoming (Four Way Books, 2017), Furs Not Mine (Four Way, 2015), Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Long Division (Salmon Poetry, 2009), and The Cartographer’s Vacation (Owl Creek Press, 1999). Her new book, Nightshade will appear this year from Four Way Books.
…both gut-wrenching and paradoxically delightful about her work is the element of surprise; the poems feel effortless to the reader…The brevity of these poems allows the reader to devour them quickly, only to pause and then go back, and then go back again, because their speed
and clarity is deceptive…each is a complex system, and Cohen, with her perfect pitch, pairs music with image.
Valerie Duff-Strautmann, on Furs Not Mine
Maggie Dietz: co-editor of American’s Favorite Poems, Poems to Read and An Invitation to Poetry, served as poetry editor at Slate. Her two collections Perennial Fall, and That Kind of Happy are both from University of Chicago Press.
…intimate, idiomatic and thoroughly original, Dietz’s lippy candor is invigorating in a wish-I’d-thought-of-that way, and it’s a pleasure to be led through her world as she looks at familiar subjects with fresh eyes.”
David Kirby in a 2006 New York Times review of Perennial Fall