Discipline: Literature – poetry

Elizabeth Cohen

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1990

Elizabeth Cohen is the author of The Family on Beartown Road (Random House), a memoir that chronicles her life raising her young daughter and taking care of her father as he struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the short story collection The Hypothetical Girl (Split Oak Press), and the poetry collections The Economist's Daughter (Ecstatic Utterance) and What the Trees Said (Split Oak Press), and is co-author of the nonfiction book The Scalpel and the Silver Bear (Bantam). Her essays, articles, and poetry have appeared in Newsweek, People, the New York Times Magazine, and Yale Review, among others. She has taught at Binghamton University, University of New Mexico, the New School for Social Research, and Western Connecticut State University. Cohen holds a B.A. from University of New Mexico, an M.A. in Documentary Filmmaking from Temple University, and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Columbia University.



Elizabeth Cohen worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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