Nan Cohen will be at Dey House on October 19 to talk and answer questions about teaching opportunities for artists at private high schools.
Cohen is the author of two collections of poetry, Rope Bridge (2005) and Unfinished City (2017). Of Unfinished City Major Jackson writes: “Rarely does one encounter a book whose moral symmetry finds such eloquence and form in lines spare enough to encompass our deepest questions, yet taut enough to sustain us through grief, through the terrors of doubt and oblivion.”
Cohen graduated from Yale and UCLA and was a Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rona Jaffe Foundation and the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. She has taught at Antioch University, Pierce College, and the University of Southern California among others. She is currently the chair of the English Department at the Viewpoint School in Los Angeles and directs the poetry program at the Napa Valley Writers Conference.