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Elizabeth Cohen

Associate Professor of English

Elizabeth Cohen is a multi-genre writer who holds a degree in poetry and creative writing from Columbia University where she studied with Sharon Olds, Cynthia McDonald, Brad Leithauser and J.D. McClatchy, among others. She is a published poet and memoirist, a twenty year veteran journalist and columnist, and the author of a book of short stories. She has been a visiting professor at Western Connecticut State University and was appointed to the Philip and Eleanor Piaker Chair in Creative Writing and Judaic Studies at Binghamton University in 2003. Her memoir, The Family On Beartown Road, was a New York Times Notable Book of the year and was excerpted by the Sunday Times of London, Reader’s Digest, and other publications.

  • Education
    • M.A. Temple University
    • M.F.A. Columbia University, 1990
    • B.A. University of New Mexico
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