About Alicia Cohen

Alicia Cohen is a poet. She is the author of Coherer (Verge Books, 2018), bEAR (Handwritten Press, 2000) and Debts and Obligations (O Books, 2008), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. In 2004 she produced Northwest Inhabitation Log, a multimedia installation and opera. Recently, she has lived in Athens, Greece, where some of these poems were written and presently she is resident in Bergen, Norway, with Tom Fisher and their two children, Pascale and Harold.

In addition to writing poetry and criticism she has shown work in the visual and performance arts, including a gallery installation and poem-opera entitled Northwest Inhabitation Log. Her poetry has been published in, among others, Ecopoetics, Spectaculum, The Cultural Society, and LVNG, as well as the anthologies War and Peace and Salt: poetry on the Oregon Coast. She was a student in the Poetics Program at SUNY Buffalo and has written on the work of Emily Dickinson, Jack Spicer, Andy Goldsworthy, Leslie Scalapino and others, and has taught literature at Reed College and Portland State University.

Read Alicia’s poem Banks of Nothing: an ode to Mt. Tabor Park
Read Remembrances by John Clare, which Alicia references in our interview

Read my walking interview with Alicia in Mt. Tabor Park

See images of the poem in visual form in the park