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Habry by Helen Degen Cohen  

By Helen Degen Cohen

Helen Degen Cohen's awards include a National Endowment For The Arts Fellowship
in poetry, First Prize in British Stand Magazine's International fiction competition,
three Illinois Arts Council Literary awards, an Indiana Writers Conference award, and
fellowships to the major art colonies. She co-edits the poetry journal, Rhino.

Praise for Helen Degen Cohen's Work

Helen Degen Cohen's remarkable poetic memoir re-enters the mind of the child, who understands nothing and accepts everything, for whom experience consists of discrete, often luminous, images. There is a floating, Chagall-like qulaity about many of these deeply moving poems.

                    - Lisel Mueller

What strikes me in Helen Degen Cohen's poetry is how the leaden material of history is lifted and made to soar by the vitality of the poet's imagination - sometimes surreal, sometimes witty, sometimes merely glorious.

                    - Alicia Ostiker

...a voice of authority mixed with childlike innocence, a voice isolated from norms, both engendered by and expressing a state of innocence as well as knowledge. Its power is immense...

                    - Lucia Getsi

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Habry by Cohen

HABRY by Helen Degen Cohen
Perfect Bound, 83 pages, Published by The Puddin'head Press
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-9819756-0-3

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