Poetry. "NO SOAP, RADIO! is a carnival ride of poetry. This book is whipsmart and strange, unsettling and joyous. Bruce Cohen interweaves the comic and the absurd with heartstopping tenderness. Crackling with jubilant complexity, these poems whirl and gut punch through today's weird living—where 'most of us / are in a constant state of personal revision.' To shape his body for the beach, Tu Fu is 'all about protein.' But the vivid grace of Cohen's poems is the way he Frankensteins together giddy and goddamn! In NO SOAP, RADIO! you will find yourself the lucky winner of the most coveted prize in the midway—magnificent fun, jabbing you back into the exuberance of being fully alive."—Alex Lemon
Born in the Bronx, New York, Bruce Cohen's poems and non-fiction essays have appeared in over a hundred literary periodicals such as AGNI, The Georgia Review, The Harvard Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern Review as well as being featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. He has published four volumes of poetry: Disloyal Yo-Yo (Dream Horse Press), which was awarded the 2007 Orphic Poetry Prize, SWERVE (Black Lawrence Press), PLACEBO JUNKIES CONSPIRING WITH THE HALF-ASLEEP(Black Lawrence Press) and IMMINENT DISAPPEARANCES, IMPOSSIBLE NUMBERS & PANORAMIC X-RAYS (New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2016). A recipient of an individual artist grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, prior to joining the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Connecticut in 2012, he directed, developed, and implemented nationally recognized academic enhancement programs at the University of Arizona, The University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Connecticut.
Author City: COVENTRY, CT USA