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"Here is an exquisite collection of lyrical and imagistic poems firmly rooted in the natural world. But Elizabeth Cohen's poems are also rooted in the human, referring in an oblique way to loss and sorrow, joy and love. This is truly a beautiful book about survival and the way the natural world helps to heal us." Maria Mazziotti Gillan American Bo
Paperback, 116 pages
Published October 14th 2016 by Saint Julian Press, Inc.
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Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bird Light is a collection of lyrical meditations on birds and things like birds, like life. The poems are by Elizabeth Cohen, whose collection of short stories, Hypothetical Girl, I reviewed last year. The lovely line drawings are by Aliki Barnstone, a woman of many gifts. The combination of Elizabeth's poetry and Aliki's drawings make Bird Light a transporting, transformative experience.

I am a bird lover, particularly of raptors, and so a poem like "The Red Tailed Hawks of Colesville New York"
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Elizabeth Cohen is an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Plattsburgh, where she serves as the fiction editor for the Saranac Review. Her memoir, The Family on Beartown Road (Random House, 2003), was a New York Times Notable Book, and her articles, stories, and poetry have appeared in SELF, MORE, Newsweek, People, New York Times Magazine, Salon, Tablet, and the Yale Review, among other publicat ...more

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