Opening the Window

Opening the Window

by Marc Cohen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931357296
Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press, The
Publication date: 01/04/2006
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

MARC COHEN was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island. He is the author of the chapbook On Maplewood Time and Mecox Road, and his work has appeared in three editions of The Best American Poetry. He served as an editor for the Intuflo Chapbook Series and was awarded grants from the Fund for Poetry in 1990 and 1992. He splits his time between New York City and Sag Harbor.

Table of Contents

GYPSY MOTHS - Gypsy Moths
Berg's Sonata for Piano Op. 1
Russian Lullaby
Untitled #1
The Good Wastrel
Partners in Crime
A Long Time Back
Red Ribbons
On the Edge of a Fire
Into the Morning
Forty Days & Forty Nights
DREAMS COME TRUE - Dreams Come True
Rimbaud's Last Laugh
Mourning Doves Eating Blakc Seeds in the Snow
Untitled #2
Eastbound Train
Murmuring Clouds
Once a Circle Closes
To Honor the Years
Without Demur
Local Forecast
Silvery Mist
THE LOW-DOWN - The Low-down
In a Time of Scaffolding
The Past
Protection Through the Book
Untitled #3
My Cup
The Pleasant Odor of Decay
The Wicked Promise
Quitting the Paint Factory
The Blue & The Abstract Truth
Wherever You Are
RAMIFICATIONS - Ramifications
On Bob Dylan's 60th Birthday
Untitled #4
The Constant Sea
Just Because
Clouds like Scrolls
No Time But Cause
Spring is Here
186 Hooper Street
Looking Glass
Moment of Regret
Full of Unbefitting Strains
Dog Roses
Blue Lonely Dreams
The Crystal Staircase
Awaiting Further Consideration
Sometimes in Winter
So Near & Yet
Stairway Beach
Somewhere Along the Road
Mecox Road
Orchids in the Dungeon
Transmogrified View

What People are Saying About This

John Ashbery

"Cohen's poetry is a kind of highly polished, metaphysical poetry (but firmly rooted in the realities of present-day urban existence). I think his is a unique voice which sounds like nobody else's, except perhaps the quieter lyrical poems of Hart Crane-one of the high points in twentieth-century poetry and a path which, curiously, few poets have chosen to follow. Whether or not Cohen has done so, his poetry hungers after the sublime in the same way Crane's does, without making any concessions to the ancillary graces and seductions of poetic language, yet achieving them almost fortuitously, through his intense concentration on the task at hand: the making of the poem."

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