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.
Essays and journalism in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Post, Glamour, Redbook, Family Circle and frequent contributor to SELF, among other publications
Poetry in Yale Review, Northwest Review, Connecticut River Review, Poet Lore, River Styx, Exquisite Corpse, and other literary publications as well as in Walk On the Wild Side: Poets write About Cities (Scribners, 1995) and other anthologies.