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Sparks and Disperses

Sparks and Disperses

by Cathleen Cohen
Sparks and Disperses

Sparks and Disperses

by Cathleen Cohen


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The poems in Cathleen Cohen's Sparks and Disperses reckon with contemporary life through the perspective of visual artists. Drawing on an ancient Kabbalistic myth of the "shattering of vessels," Cohen explores issues of fracture, healing, and creation; the challenges of poverty, isolation, and the pandemic; and how we can find meaning and joy through artmaking. By building a poetic mural made of cracked ceramics, household items and glass shards, Cohen promotes healing through continuity and hope.

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ISBN-13: 9781733308687
Publisher: Cornerstone Press
Publication date: 12/10/2021
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A painter and teacher, she founded the We the Poets program at ArtWell, an arts education non-profit in Philadelphia ( Her debut chapbook, Camera Obscura (Moonstone Press), appeared in 2017, and Etching the Ghost (Atmosphere Press), was published in 2021.

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