Today's poem is "Where the Sugar Dollars"
from Unfathoming

Four Way Books

Andrea Cohen's latest collection is Unfathoming (Four Way Books, 2017). Her previous poetry collections include Furs Not Mine (Four Way Books, 2015), winner of the 2015 Golden Crown Award for Poetry, Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Long Division (Salmon Poetry, 2009), and The Cartographer's Vacation (Owl Creek Press, 1999). She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Writers House at Merrimack College.

Other poems by Andrea Cohen in Verse Daily:
June 29 2015:   "Doing the Loop" "The rules are made in factories...."
November 27, 2012:   "Inoperable" "Like all opposites, inoperable..."
January 5, 2007:   "Temptation to Believe" " Dumbstruck in the awesome..."

Books by Andrea Cohen:

Other poems on the web by Andrea Cohen:
Four poems
Five poems
"More Stones"
Seven poems
Two poems
Four poems
Three poems
Two poems
"The Committee Weighs In"
Three poems
"Love Poem with Trash Compactor"
"WebWhere the Sugar Dollars"
"Memory Foam"
Five poems

Andrea Cohen's Website.

Andrea Cohen on Facebook.

About Unfathoming:

Andrea Cohen's poems have always been rigorously crafted and deft in their insight. Along comes Unfathoming, which marks a new depth in her work. While these poems are engaged in our ancient struggle to find meaning in the wake of loss, they also nod to the foolishness that makes finding meaning itself the struggle. Cohen refutes the idea that rescue comes via intellect alone. As the poems in Unfathoming demonstrate, any deliverance comes when loss, explored, makes its way toward wonder."

"The title of Andrea Cohen's collection Unfathoming is brilliantly concise: these poems train their attention on the elusive, perhaps insoluble mysteries of the heart--feelings, behaviors, and stories which cannot be not reconciled in tidy narrative closures or snap-shut truths. Cohen's dominant theme is the elusiveness of intimacy, but the intimacy to which we are repeatedly returned is that problematic one of the self with the self. I love the bafflement as well as the tough, intelligent persistence of the speaker in these interrogations. Terse, linguistically distilled, Cohen's craft is meticulous, as with her flashlight she prowls and probes, reporting on the emotional transactions of our lives that can only partially be seen. The poetic results are fiercely distinctive and moving."
—Tony Hoagland

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