Placebo Junkies Conspiring with the Half Asleep

Placebo Junkies Conspiring with the Half Asleep

by Bruce Cohen
     
 


Poetry. "These are poems of unyielding, good-of-heart sensibility, but always at the edge of where the world is hanging on. The words that tell these lives gather themselves at the far reaches of the experiences they reveal, and the speaker is often the unelected rudder in a world that otherwise could—and does—turn so easily upside down. 'Maybe love is…  See more details below

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Poetry. "These are poems of unyielding, good-of-heart sensibility, but always at the edge of where the world is hanging on. The words that tell these lives gather themselves at the far reaches of the experiences they reveal, and the speaker is often the unelected rudder in a world that otherwise could—and does—turn so easily upside down. 'Maybe love is just being very polite,' asserts the self-effacing narrator. These poems and this narrator quietly show that it is much more, but that we must indeed work at it heroically every moment. These poems help us to understand why."—Alberto Rios

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937854218
Publisher:
Black Lawrence Press
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Bruce Cohen was born in the Bronx, New York, and earned both a BA and MFA from the University of Arizona. He is the director of the counseling program for Intercollegiate Athletes at the University of Connecticut. His poems have appeared in various literary publications, including AGNI, The Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, The Ohio Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and Quarterly West. A recipient of an individual artist grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Culture and Tourism, he lives in Coventry, Connecticut, with his wife and three sons.

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